Docstoc

The Work of The Church

Document Sample
The Work of The Church Powered By Docstoc
					        The Work of The Church


   SUPPORTING PASSAGES: Acts 11:22-24; Phil.
    4:15-16; 1 Thess. 1:7,8
   MUST BE DONE SCRIPTURALLY, I.E, ACCORDING
    TO THE PATTERN (Heb. 8:5).

    •   The supporting church sent directly to the
        preacher
    •   Supporting church selected their own messenger
    •   Preacher received support directly from the
        chosen messenger
    •   No church ever sent to another church for the
        purpose of evangelism
      The Work of The Church


   SUPPORTING PASSAGES: Acts 2:41-46; Acts 4:32-35;
    Acts 11:27-30; Rom. 15:25-27; 1 Cor. 16:1-4; 2
    Cor. 8:4; 2 Cor. 9:1
   THE PATTERN: Limited Benevolence, i.e., saints only

          The Sum Total of Passages On Any
           Subject Reveals God's Pattern!!!
    The Work of The Church


      The Sum Total of Passages On Any
       Subject Reveals God's Pattern!!!

   Acts 2:44-46 – "all that believed"
   Acts 4:32-35 – "them that believed"
   Acts 11:27-30 – "send relief unto the brethren"
   Rom. 15:25 – "minister unto the saints"
   Rom. 15:26 – "contribution for the poor saints"
   1 Cor. 16:1 – "the collection for the saints"
   2 Cor. 8:4 – "ministering to the saints"
   2 Cor. 9:1 – "ministering to the saints"
 The Work of The Church


              Bible Logic

Romans 10:17
1. Faith comes by hearing the word of God.
2. The word of God says nothing about the
   church relieving the poor of the world.
3. The church relieving the poor of the world is
   not of faith.
 The Work of The Church


              Bible Logic

2 Timothy 3:16-17
1. The scriptures furnish us unto all good works.
2. The scriptures say nothing of the church
   relieving the poor of the world.
3. The church relieving the poor of the world is
   not a good work.
 The Work of The Church


              Bible Logic

1 Peter 4:11
1. We must speak according to the oracles of
   God.
2. The oracles of God say nothing of the church
   relieving the poor of the world.
3. Teaching that the church should relieve the
   poor of the world is not speaking according to
   the oracles of God.
The Work of The Church


Doesn't Say "Saints Only"
    MUSIC         BENEVOLENCE
  IN THE N.T.       IN THE N.T.
      SING
                      SAINTS
   Matt. 26:30
                    Acts 2:41-45
    Acts 16:25
                    Acts 4:32-35
    Rom. 15:9
                   Acts 11:27-30
   1 Cor. 14:15
                   Rom. 15:25-27
    Eph. 5:19
                   1 Cor. 16:1, 2
     Col. 3:16
                    2 Cor. 8:&9
    Heb. 2:12
     Jas. 5:13

   Sing Only        Saints Only
       ?                 ?
The Work of The Church


Doesn't Say "Saints Only"
   BAPTISM         BENEVOLENCE
                     IN THE N.T.
  BELIEVERS
                       SAINTS
  Mk. 16:15, 16
                     Acts 2:41-45
  Acts 2:38-41
                     Acts 4:32-35
  Acts 8:12, 13
                    Acts 11:27-30
  Acts 8:36, 38
                    Rom. 15:25-27
  Acts 10:47, 48
                    1 Cor. 16:1, 2
  Acts 16:15, 33
                     2 Cor. 8:&9
    Acts 18:8


  Believers Only     Saints Only
         ?                ?
      The Work of The Church


   SUPPORTING PASSAGES: Acts 11:22-24; Phil.
    4:15-16; 1 Thess. 1:7,8
   MUST BE DONE SCRIPTURALLY, I.E, ACCORDING
    TO THE PATTERN (Heb. 8:5).
   WHO SHOULD HELP THE NEEDY OF THE WORLD?

     Individual Christians!!!

     •   Gal. 6:10
     •   Jas. 1:27
     •   Matt. 25:35-46
     •   Lk. 10:30-37
        The Work of The Church

                      Churches or
                      Individuals
       Gal. 6:1-10                  Jas. 1:18-27
Ver. 1 – man               Ver. 19 – every man
Ver. 3 –man, he, himself   Ver. 20 – man
Ver. 4 – man               Ver. 23 – he, man
Ver. 6 – man               Ver. 24 – himself
Ver. 7 – man               Ver. 25 – man, his
Ver. 8 – he                Ver. 26 – man
Ver. 9 – us, we            Ver. 27 - himself
Ver. 10 – we, us
                       Benevolence
  UNSCRIPTURAL
CONTRIBUTING CHURCHES

 church   church       church

      Messengers

          Sponsoring
            church

      Messengers

           Needy
           Church


 SCRIPTURE: _______?
                       Benevolence
  UNSCRIPTURAL                       SCRIPTURAL
CONTRIBUTING CHURCHES           CONTRIBUTING CHURCHES

 church   church       church   church     church    church

      Messengers                         Messengers
          Sponsoring
            church

      Messengers
                                            Needy
                                            Church


           Needy
           Church
                                SCRIPTURE:Acts 11:27-
                                30; Rom. 15:25-27; 1 Cor.
 SCRIPTURE: _______?            16:1-4; 2 Cor. 8 &9
      The Work of The Church


    God's Pattern On The Work
           of Benevolence!
1. The sending church was a church with superior
   financial ability.
2. The receiving church was always in need.
3. The purpose was that there might be equality, a
   freedom for want (2 Cor. 8:13, 14).
4. The sending church selected its own messenger (1
   Cor. 16:3-4; 2 Cor. 8:23).

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:0
posted:5/11/2013
language:English
pages:13