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TITLE: Build It And They Will Come
: Matthew 16:13-19
: Build the church and those who want the truth will come!
: How?
: Concepts
: 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


NOTE: This outline idea came from Charles A. Yawn

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