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Biblical Steps to Church Growth

Biblical Steps to Church Growth

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Biblical steps to church growth - doing it God's way.
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By Rev. Mark Odle
DOING IT GOD’S WAY
Biblical Steps toChurch Growth
Teaching in the ChurchPreaching as we go forthHealing as Christ Commanded
End times
So the Church can Grow
 
Page 2
Biblical Steps to Church Growth
Following Jesus’ Example
Matt. 9:35-38, 10:1a
(3
5) And Jesus went about all the
 cities
and 
villages
---

Teaching
in their synagogues

 Preaching
the gospel of the kingdom

 Healing
every sickness and every disease
Teaching ---
in the church
Preaching -
-- all about the cities and villages
Healing -
-- was the result of teaching and preaching
(36) But 
when he saw the multitudes
 , he was moved with
 compassion
on them, because ---

They fainted 

Were scattered abroad 

 As sheep having no shepherd (37) Then saith he unto his disciples ---

The harvest truly is plenteous

 But the labourers are few

Pray ye therefore “
 the Lord of the Harvest

That 
he
will send forth labourers into
 his
harvest  And when he had called unto him ---

 His twelve
 disciples

 He gave them
 power
His disciples =
the church, the born again believer
Power =
an ability, to act in behalf of, delegated influence.
 
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Biblical Steps to Church Growth
#1 Teaching
Matt. 9:35a
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages,
Teaching
in their synagogues, ---
The church that follows Christ’s example will be actively
teaching
what Jesus taught!
Jesus’ first teachings:
Matt. 5:1-16
 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying ---
#1. Blessed are the
poor in spirit:
= Be humbleFor theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Teach them how to get to heaven --- be humble#2 Blessed are they that
mourn: =
to cry out to GodFor they shall be comforted.Teach them how to find comfort in a time of need --- mourn#3 Blessed are the
meek:
= be gentle in mind, or circumstancesFor they shall inherit the earth.Teach them how to get along with others, and please God ---bemeek.#4 Blessed are they which do
hunger
and
thirst
after
righteousness:
For they shall be filled.Teach them to be filled with joy, peace, and happiness
Righteousness =
make doing justly in the sight of God first priority.#5 Blessed are the
merciful: =
be compassionate by word ordeed by divine influence.For they shall obtain mercy.Teach them how to obtain Gods Mercy ---be merciful.

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