Commitment To The Local Church. We’re In This Together!. Example of the Israelites. Instructions to conquer Canaan Num 33:50-56 Reuben’s & Gad’s request Num 32:1-5 Moses’ reaction Num 32:6-15 Agreement and warning Num 32:16-24. We too, are at war.
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We’re In This Together!
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” 2 Cor 10:3-5
“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Tim 6:12
You must attach yourself to a local church Acts 9:26-28
Member of the universal church Acts 2:41, 47
“Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.” 1 Cor 12:27
“So we who are many are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” Rom 12:5
Made up of blood-bought people
1 Pet 1:17-19, 1 Cor 6:20, 1 Cor 7:23
Loving God with “heart, soul, mind & strength” and loving one another as yourself Mark 12:30-31
1 John 3:16
… involve sacrifice
“I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing.” 2 Sam 24:24
2 Cor 9:6-7
“but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.”Eph4:15-16
our united commitment