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TITLE: Who is my brother?
TEXT: Mark 3:31-35
PROPOSITION: We have several relationships with others who are related to God.
KEY WORD: Relationships
  1. Jesus had a physical family - mother, father, brothers, sisters.
  2. He had an extended family - aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.
  3. He had a spiritual family - disciples, apostles, followers
  4. Question for today: Who is my brother?

There is a brotherhood of:

  1. All humans are created by God
  2. We have a common source - Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:20)
  3. We share with all others our world, environment, temptations, sins, war, etc.

  1. In the USA, 98% believe in God, and Jesus as the Son of God.
  2. About 80% of us believe the Bible is the Word of God.
  3. We share a common faith, hope, desire of heaven, morals, value of life.

Obedient Believers
  1. Many believers do not obey. (Satan among them. James 2:19)
  2. Those who believe AND obey (Song: Trust and Obey) have a special bond.
  3. Hebrews 5:8-9 - Son learned obedience, author of eternal salvation to those who obey him
  4. Matthew 7:21 - Say Lord, but do the will of the Father in heaven

Faithful (Brotherhood)
  1. Revelation 2:10 - be faithful unto death
  2. All around the world are strong, dedicated, faithful Christians.
  3. They are my family.

Involved, Dedicated
  1. Beyond faithful - Dedicated
  2. More than show up in attendance - work, give, involved
  3. Family bond = those you work with in some endeavor

Local Congregation
  1. Each local congregation has its own personality
  2. Programs, mission involvement, work projects
  3. Share in my sorrows and joys
  4. Support, encourage, correct, edify, rebuke

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