The Nature of the Christian Church

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Nov. 10

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THE NATURE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Romans 16:1-27

Introduction:While it may seem like Paul’s postscript with all the greetings is unnecessary for us to spend time on there are “truths to ponder and lessons to learn” here about the nature of the Christian church.

I.THE CHURCH IS ABOUT __________________________ ( vv. 1-16; 21-24)

A.______________________ One Another is a Duty (v. 16)

B.The Role of __________________________

1.Phoebe is called a Deaconess/servant of a church (v. 1)

2.Women are addressed in this letter more than other pieces of ancient literature

C.People need ____________________________ (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

D.Everyone is ______________________

II.THE CHURCH IS ABOUT THE ________________________ (vv. 17-27)

A.Proclamation of Jesus Christ (vv. 25-27)

1.A ________________________revealed

2.The goal:that all may believe and obey

3.The purpose:the _________________ of God

B.Warnings About Those Who Cause _____________________

1.Keep away from

2.Be ____________________ about that is good, ________________ about

What is evil

3.Satan will be __________________ under our feet

Conclusion:In the P.S. Paul again establishes that the church of Jesus Christ is about love and truth.He concludes with a doxology of praise:“… to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.”