Growing Up in the Lord - The Work and Worship of the Church

Overview:

• When I became a Christian, I accepted and confessed Jesus as: (Romans 10:9-10)
• To whom do I and all my abilities now belong? (Romans 12:1-2)
• Does Jesus have a right to tell me how to live, what to do and what not to do? (Luke 6:46; Matthew 7:21; John 14:15)
• What is a new Christian to do after baptism? (Matthew 28:19-20)

Introduction: In this lesson we will study two important things Jesus tells us to do:

• Hebrews 10:25 -
• 1 Corinthians 15:58 -

1. Why Is It Important To Meet Together For Worship?

A. Honor to God (Revelation 4:11)

1. Why honor God? He is:

a. Genesis 1:1-2:
b. Psalm 100:4-5; 103:1-5:
c. Romans 14:10-12:
d. How do you think taking time out from our own activities honors God?
e. What does it say if we are not willing to do this?

B. Encouragement to each other (Colossians 3:16)

1. What could happen to us if we neglect to meet together with our church family? (Revelation 2:4; Hebrews 3:12-13.)
2. What should happen to us if we faithfully and regularly meet together to worship God? (Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Peter 3:18)

2. How Does God Want Us To Worship Him?

A. Where is our worship to come from? (John 4:24)
B. What are some things that would keep God from receiving our worship?

1. Matthew 5:23-24; Mark 11:25:
2. 1 Peter 3:12; James 4:8:
3. Matthew 15:8-9:

C. What things has God told us to do when we meet to Worship him?

1. 1 Corinthians 11:23-30:
2. Acts 20:7:
3. Ephesians 5:18-19:
4. 1 Timothy 2:1-8:
5. 1 Corinthians 16:1-2:D. On what day of the week do Christians especially meet for worship, and in memory of what event? (Acts 20:7; Mark 16:1-6)

3. What Work Does God Have For Each One Of Us To Do As Part Of The Church?

A. Four basic things Jesus has given the church to do:

1. John 4:23:
2. Matthew 28:19:
3. Matthew 28:20:
4. Acts 4:34-35:

B. Does everyone in the church do the same work? (Romans 12:4-5;
1 Corinthians 12:12-31)

C. How do I know what work I should do? (Romans 12:6-8)

D. What are two principles by which all my work for Christ should be done? I should do everything ....

1. Colossians 3:17:
2. Colossians 3:23:

F. To whom are we to submit as our supervisors and shepherds in working for the Lord? (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:1-4)