The Christians Obligations To The Church

The Christians
Obligations To The
Matthew 16:13-19
Not talking about a denominational church.
We are talking about the Lord’s Church.
The church Jesus said He would build.
Also called the body of Christ Ephesians
Congregations were called churches of
Christ Romans 16:16
Put It First
The church and the Kingdom are the
same. Matthew 6:33 “seek ye first…”
Put church before relatives Matthew 10:37
Put it ahead of sinful pleasures Hebrews
We must also put it ahead of the
government. Acts 5:29
Love It
Jesus Christ died for the church
Ephesians 5:25
Jesus purchased the church with His
blood Acts 20:28
The body of Christ is the church of Christ
Colossians 1:18
There are many members, yet but one
body. 1 Corinthians 12:20
Assemble With It
We should not forsake the church.
Christians should want to be where Jesus
is. Matthew 18:20 where two or three…
We meet for the purpose of break bread
(the Lord’s supper memorial feast). Acts
20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
We can teach others by our singing.
Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19
Give To It
Christians must support the local church.
Every purposes in their own heart what
they will give as they have prospered.
Must give cheerfully. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Should give according to what we have
2Corinthians 8:12
Pray For It
We should pray constantly 1 Thessalonians
5:17; 1 Timothy 2:8
Pray that the church might do right 2 Corinthians
Pray that the church will spread the gospel.
Philippians 4:15-16 (Remember who the church
Pray that we can continue to meet freely without
hinderence from civil authorities or evil people. 1
Timothy 2:1-2
Work With It
We should abound in the work of the Lord. 1
Corinthians 15:58
Help the church spread the gospel. Romans
1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2
Help the church restore the erring. Galatians
6:1; James 5:19-20
Support the church when discipline is
administered against the disorderly. 1
Corinthians 5:4-5; Romans 16:17-18; 2
Thessalonians 3:6
Defend It
Earnestly contend for the faith Jude 3
Christ built it, and it is designed to withstand the
evils of Satan, but only with our help.
Christ is the head, but we are his body to do His
work today. (song: the worlds gospel)
Christ is savior of the church. We must keep
things in line with His will. Ephesians 5:23
The church must follow Christ. John 14:6; 1
Corinthians 11:1 Following Christ will give us
the victory that belongs to Him.
Be Faithful To It
We must endure temptations. James 1:12
We must endure to the end. Matthew 10:22;
Revelation 2:10
We must obey God’s commandments.
Revelation 22:14
We must live and die in the Lord to be blessed.
Revelation 14:13
Seek to restore the disciples that have fallen
away. 2 Peter 2:20-22; Hebrews 6:4-6
Many of us are faithful in most things, and
some are faithful in a few of these things.
We must resolve to treat the Church the
way it was meant to be treated. As the
body of Christ to be reverenced and
Are you fulfilling your obligations to this
If not, start today.