Build It And They
TEXT: Matthew 16:13-19
PROPOSITION: Build the church and those who want the truth will come!
KEY WORD: Concepts
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 16:13-19
1. “Field of Dreams” – A movie about a cornfield converted into a baseball field.
2. Famous line = “Build it and they will come”
What Is The Church?
A. The body of Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 1:22-23
B. ie; not the building!
The Church Is To Be Built Upon A Firm Foundation
A. There is no foundation except Christ - I Corinthians 3:10-11
B. Any other foundation will not stand - Matthew 7:21-27
C. It cannot be built on: some man, some new doctrine, a new revelation or claim
The Church Is (Like A Good Building) To Be Fitly Joined Together
A. Built upon a good foundation - Ephesians 2:19-20
B. Must Count The Cost - Luke 14: 28-35
C. Growing together - Ephesians 2:19-22
D. Maturity means recognizing responsibility - Ephesians 4:11-16
The Body of Christ Must Be Like Christ
A. That is our name - Acts 11:26; I Peter 4:16; Ephesians 3:14-15
B. Then we can direct attention to God - Matthew 5:14-16; John 15:4-10
Then Those Looking For The Truth Will Come
A. Acts 2:41-42 – Some gladly receive the word, baptized
B. Acts 6:7 – Then the number of disciples multiplied greatly
This outline idea came from
Charles A. Yawn