Real Church

 

Acts 2:1-4; 42-47
Pastor Chris Annas --- 7/25/21

 

Review:  Proverbs 1:7

 

Choose REAL Church instead of FAKE Church

 

The problems of FAKE Church

  1. The devastation of FAKE church

It’s religious and not RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Warnings of consequences to FAKE church

Matthew 7:21-23

  1. FAKE church is not committed to gathering as a COMMUNITY

Hebrews 10:23-25

  1. FAKE church has no LOVE

1 John 4:7-8

  1. FAKE church is DEAD or lukewarm

Examples of fake church: Revelation 3:1-6; 14-22

Eric Liddell, Olympic champion Missionary to China said,

” We are missionaries wherever we go, we either bring people nearer to Christ or we repel them from Christ.”

  1. Real or Fake, we will be JUDGED

1 Corinthians 3:10-15

 

The Benefits of REAL Church

  1. A vibrant REALATIONSHIP with God
  2. A vibrant relationship with God’s PEOPLE

Acts 2:42-47;  Hebrews 10:23-25

Real Church is about community

“As a community (real church) we are a group of people who maintain our own identity and uniqueness but come together and move towards one goal, to grow in relationship with God, one another, and advance the Kingdom of God here on earth.”

  1. Real Church walks in UNITY
  2. Real Church refuses COMPLACENY and seeks REVIVAL
  3. Lay Hold of God!

 

Conclusion: 

Let’s be “The Real Church”! 

Let’s make a bold movement toward God in commitment

with expectation of experiencing the wonderful manifest

presence of God in His Church.