“The Essentials of the Faith” Pt. 2

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“The Essentials of the Faith” Pt. 2
5. The Glory of God

6. The Church of God
C – Christ.
He alone is head of the church and is to be reverenced and worshipped as the only true Lord of all (Col. 1:18)

H – Holiness.
The lifestyle of true faith; the fruit of genuine salvation (1 Peter 1:15-21)

U – Unity.
The body of Christ living out the one-another’s that effect all of life in every area of faith and community (Acts 2:42-47)

R – Regeneration.
Proclaiming the gospel -evangelism; calling all men everywhere to repent of their sins and follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives to escape the wrath to come (Titus 3:4-7)

C – Caretakers.
Our church is led by servant-leaders:
Elders to shepherd our spiritual lives through the ministry of the Word and prayer; and Deacons to meet the daily needs of the saints through mercy ministry. (1 Cor. 4:1-2; 1 Tim. 3:1-13;Titus 1:4-9)

H – Helps.
The entire body of Christ serving one another through the visible use of our spiritual gifts we have been graced with in the Holy Spirit. (1 Pt. 4:10-11)

Thinking Biblically to Live Holy

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 3:1-13)