Motivated with A Purpose
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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
July 7, 2019
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JULY 7, 2019 A.M. SERVICE

MOTIVATED WITH A PURPOSE

I CORINTHIANS 12:12-27

INTRODUCTION:

A.  The church and family are places where we learn how to love;

      Ephesians 5:22-33 (22-25)

B.  The church is the family of God; Ephesians 5:30-32

C.  Our lesson; “Motivated With A Purpose”

I.  THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE LOCAL COGREGATION:

A.  Goes far deeper than to worship God; Romans 8:29

B.  To be the fully developed image of Christ in our community;

      Ephesians 4:1-16

     1.  Love and forbearance; Ephesians 4:1-3

     2.  Growing up together in Christ; Ephesians 4:5

     3.  Building ourselves up in love; I Peter 1:22

II.  THE WORLD WILL RECOGNIZE US BY:

A.  Our love for one another; John 13:34-35

      1.  The writer of Hebrews tells us; Hebrews 13:1

      2.  Our love will increase as we imitate Christ; I Peter 1:22

           I Thessalonians 3:12-13

B.  Our unity; John 17:20-21

III.  CHRISTIAN LOVE DEMANDS SERVICE:

A.  Service is proof of our love; Galatians 5:13

      1.  When problems arise; Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 18:15-17;

           I Corinthians 5:5-6

      2.  Help one another; Galatians 6:1-2, 10

B.  Equality in service; I Corinthians 12:25

IV.  BUILDING ONE ANOTHER UP WITH LOVE: Romans 16:16

A.  Seek to edify the body; Romans 14:19

B.  Comfort and build one another up; I Thessalonians 5:11

C.  Stimulate one another to good works; Hebrews 10:24-25

D.  Teach and admonish; Colossians 3:16

CONCLUSION:

A.  Love “as I have loved you”; John 13:34

B.  God’s love is evident; John 3:16

C.  We must love God and prove our love by loving one another;

      I John 4:17-21