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Sermon Series The Family of God (emphasis on the church being a family)

TITLE: Importance of Adults (5 of 10)

TEXT: Ephesians 5:21-33

PROPOSITION: Adults provide the basic structure of the church family.

QUESTION: How?

KEY WORD: Reasons

SCRIPTURE READING: Ephesians 5:21-27

INTRODUCTION:

  1. This is a broad range within the church family.
  2. Singles; Married, no kids; Married with kids; Parents without mates;
  3. Empty nests; Alone (widowed or divorced)
  4. Spiritually all ages just converted to "grew up" in the church
  5. Adults provide the basic structure of the church because of:

 

Commitment

  1. Most who "drop out" do so early in life
  2. In the church working, attending = committed to the work

 

Leadership

  1. Elders, Deacons, PEP team leaders, bear stuffers
  2. Mission trips, teach classes, work with teens
  3. Provide the leaders with ideas, suggestions

 

Financial Support

  1. About 80% of support comes from the adults in the church
  2. Elderly on fixed income limited resources; teens not learned value of giving
  3. Adults at peak of their earning potential making more than ever in your life
  4. Extra needs benevolence, TCH, special needs

 

Involvement

  1. Backbone of all this church does. List the programs of work here. Who makes these programs function? Adults.
  2. Children adult provide the classes, parites, outings
  3. Teens adults provide the retreats, trips, Uplift trip, bus, etc.


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