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Filled VI - "Family"

8/26/18

August 26, 2018 • Paul Barnard

Filled VI “Family” Filled VI “Blood Family” Intro: Adoption into the body Act 4:32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. Act 4:33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. Act 4:34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold Act 4:35 and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. Act 4:36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Act 4:37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet. Blood and Blood 1 Blood Family are Unified Act 4:32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. They knew what it meant and why they were together Churches that have vs churches that do Levels of buy in for a church 2. Blood Family are completely transparent (grace in community) Act 4:33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. Pride stops us from presenting needs of ours to others The whole purpose of the gathering of our family is to walk with one another. You need a “know it all” in your life, You need a life group to walk with you 3. Blood Family are responsible to each other Act 4:34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold Galatians 6:2 -Bear one another burdens… They saw each others problems as their own (Alcoholic teenager Illus.) What would it change in our church if you truly were burdened for brothers and sisters in christ? Our selfishness stops us from being to others what we should. 4. Blood Family trust the church Act 4:35 and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. I believe in Jesus and I believe in the church. The church has done things in the past that cause people to have distrust This happens when you leave scripture and hold to the traditions of men Conclusion: -examine your hearts. How do you feel about those around you in this congregation? -Isolation is not an option in family. (Little house illus.)