Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mike Atwood: Assembly Fellowship

Discipline in Assembly Fellowship
Psalm 119:63
1 Timothy 4:7-8
Hebrews 10:23-25

Exercise Thyself
  • Gymnasium = rigor and discipline
  • "You will never just drift into godliness. If you think you will, you are living on a different planet! It's not going to happen."
  • Represent your country
    • Likewise, we represent our Lord
  • Work together for the whole
    • Likewise, we must operate as a unit
"You are not in God's will if you are a spiritual drifter."

1 John 1:1-4
  • Know Christ first, then fellowship with us.
    • We don't want you in fellowship with us if you are not right with God.
Acts 2:41-42
  • Pattern: Saved > Baptized > Fellowship (Acts 10:44-48)
    • It's a command
    • Fail at the first hurdle, and you won't win the race.
Fellowship = Partnership
  • Share work / Share reward
  • Can you expect blessing without the responsibility?
  • Christ wants us to have zeal for God's house.
Steadfast - Stick to like glue
  • How devoted are you?
  • Are you apathetic?
Romans 12:1-6
  • Rational response, use your life in a humble way for the local assembly.
    • A working body
  • How you view your assembly is in terms of your spiritual gift.
"A surrendered life, devoted to building God's work is exactly what God's will is for your life."
"The good news is, today is the beginning of the rest of your life. Praise God, past failure does not determine the rest of your life."
"The problem with fellowship is the people."
  • We must deal with issues
  • This is a life decision.
"You will love the assembly & truth of God when you make it your own."
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