Sermon Study Sheet 2/9/2020
“How God Sees the Structure of His Church”
There are 4 Biblical structures of the Lord’s Church. Take time to review and discuss:
1. God Structured the Church as a Fellowship.
Read Acts 2:42
What does it mean to fellowship?
How can our fellowship help us to downplay differences and promote unity?
2. God Structured the Church as a Body.
Read 1 Corinthians 12:17 and Ephesians 4:15&16
What does it mean to be “the Body of Christ”?
How can our spiritual gifts aid our function as the Body of Christ? (Read 1 Peter 4:10)
3. God Structured the Church as a Family.
Read Galatians 6:10
What does it mean / how should it look that we are the “Family of God”?
Read 1 Timothy 5:1-2, how are we commanded to treat one another?
4. God Structured the Church as a Flock.
Read Psalm 95:6-7 & John 10:11
Why do we refer to our Elders as our “Shepherds” (see 1 Peter 5:1-2)
Spend some time in prayer thanking God for our church family and the structure that God has giving us in His Word for His Church.