Building the Wall


As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,  you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 

1 Peter 2:4-5

We indeed are as Living Stones being built into a wall as the Body of Christ. But how does that happen?

It all begins with the Cornerstone as we are built upon the Foundations using the Line and the Plumb Line bonded together with the mortar. Let’s explore this together.

 

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Our Identity In Christ


For by Grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.  

Romans 12:3

This is a study concerning who we are in the Body of Christ, our identity. An accurate understanding of our identity enables us to more effectively interact with God, with one another, and with the environment or atmosphere around us. The identity is what God has to say about us. 

 

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Destiny


For we are His workmanship,

created in Christ Jesus for Good

works, which God prepared

beforehand, that we should walk

in them.

 

Ephesians 2:10 ESV

 

Purpose  –  The Reason

 

Calling  –  The Action

 

Destiny  –  The Fulfillment

 

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Trinity


And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;  and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

 

Matthew 3:16-17 ESV

 

 

Father, Son, Holy Spirit

 

Their Individual Personalities

 

Their Unique Roles, In Unity

 

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Final Destination


Hell

Is it real? Why was it created? Who was it created for?

Heaven

Our final destination? A stop over? What is our final destination?

Security

Overcome the doubts and insecurity of salvation and the potential loss of it.

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Speaking in Parables


He who has ears, let him hear.

Matthew 13:9

Jesus is referring to spiritual hearing as one seeks truth of God and the Kingdom.

Jesus uses parables to communicate lessons concerning the Kingdom of Heaven to His disciples; those who have discernment.

Understanding breeds more understanding through intimacy with God as one is taught by Holy Spirit.

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The Seven Spirits of God


From the throne came flashes of lightning and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God,

Revelation 4:5 ESV

Who or what are the seven spirits of God and why should we be interested in them?

We will explore how these seven spirits of God are intertwined through scripture and what they represent.

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Isaiah 11:2 English Standard Version (ESV)

 

 

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

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The Five-fold Ministry


And He gave the Apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers

Ephesians 4:11 ESV

What do these offices look like going forward?

The who, what, where, why, when and how?

We will explore these offices and what they ought to look like in the Body of Christ.

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Notes to Aid Your Study

These topics are not in a specific series but have been used in the podcast, Being Disciples.

Use these notes as a starting point for your own study, for a group study, or for discipling others.

 

Meditate on the Word and seek guidance from Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

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