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Cody Telgren - What's Your Story Week 7 from St. John's Lutheran Church on Vimeo.

(Paul to Pastor Timothy) I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:14-15

HOUSEHOLD OF GOD

     Good News – Bad News
     The Church is a FAMILY

  1. We have the same Heavenly Father
  2. We (OUGHT TO) have a family RESEMBLANCE
  3. Families don’t always GET ALONG
  4. Challenge: DAD’S REPUTATION IS ON THE LINE

REVELATION OF GOD

  1. Jesus reveals the Father / reveals God
  2.  The Church reveals Jesus

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHURCH

  1. The household of God
    (our relationship to ONE ANOTHER)
  2.  The Church of the living God
    (our relationship to THE TRIUNE GOD)
    Romans 9:25-26 --- 25As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’” 26“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”
    Church = ekklesia = “called out ones”
    Danger: small “c” church
  3. A pillar and buttress of the truth
  4. We must FINISH HIS WORK