May 12, 2019

Who We Are: Community

Anthony Gammage ~ John 4

Sermon Quotes

Ephesians 4:1-4
Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call

Romans 12:4-5
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Community is the church, a group of needy people who have been redeemed and treat one another according to the same Gospel

Ephesians 4:15-16
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Galatians 6:1-2
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything.

It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”
–Tim Keller, Meaning of Marriage

“The agent of sanctification is the Holy Spirit. The tool of sanctification is the truth of the Gospel, the context for sanctification is community.”
-Thune and Walker – The Gospel-Centered Community

“Community is the laboratory in which we learn to rely on God’s grace and experience the gospel’s transforming power.”
-Thune and Walker – The Gospel-Centered Community

Community is the church, a group of needy people who have been redeemed, and need one another to mature in Christ as we treat one another according to the same Gospel.