Purpose #2 – I Am Created & Recreated To Koinonia

[10:12 AM] Michael Collins YouTube
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It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11 (MSG)

We find our purpose by…
asking the _____________ & reading the _____________ ____________.

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31 (NIV)

MY 2ND PURPOSE AS A DISCIPLE IS ____________________.

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. Genesis 2:18 (NIV)

His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. Ephesians 1:5 (TLB)

All honor to God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; for it is his boundless mercy that has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God’s own family. 1 Peter 1:3a (TLB)

That family is the church of the living God, the support and foundation of the truth.   1 Timothy 3:15b (NCV)

  • Fellowship is actively loving ______ by loving __________ family.

Christ has given us this commandment: The person who loves God must also love other believers. 1 John 4:21 (GW)

  • Loving always results in _______________________.

         _______________________: “fellowship, sharing in common.” 


AREA 1: ____________________- WE SHARE THE SAME _______.

We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.  1 John 1:3 (NLT)

God is faithful, and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NABRE)

God placed all things under Christ’s rule. He appointed him to be ruler over everything for the church. Ephesians 1:22 (NIRV)

…be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah”  37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said… “Brothers, what shall we do?”  38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit… 40 With many other words he warned them…”Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and … 42They devoted themselves to… fellowship Acts 2:36-42 (NIV)

AREA 2: ____________________- WE SHARE OUR __________.

Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NIV)

  • Sharing our lives means sharing our ________.

The believers shared a common purpose, and every day they spent much of their time together  Acts 2:46a (EASY)

And let us not give up meeting together. Some are in the habit of doing this. Hebrews 10:25a (NIRV)

Open your homes to each other, without complaining. 1 Peter 4:9 (NCV)

  • Sharing our lives means sharing our ____________.

The group of followers all felt the same way…None of them claimed that their possessions were their own, and they shared everything they had with each other.  Acts 2:44 (CEV)

  • Sharing our lives means sharing our ________________.

Share each other’s troubles and problems, and so obey our Lord’s command. Galatians 6:2 (TLB)

Instead, let us encourage one another with words of hope… Hebrews 10:25b (NIRV)

AREA 3: ______________________- WE SHARE THE ________.

For we are partners working together for God1 Corinthians 3:9a (GNT)

I am not trying to make life easier for others by making life harder for you. But it is only fair 14 for you to share with them when you have so much, and they have so little. Later, when they have more than enough, and you are in need, they can share with you… 2 Corinthians 8:13-14 a (CEV)

He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians4:16 (NLT)

AREA 4: ______________- WE SHARE OUR ________.

Be devoted to each other like a loving family. Romans 12:10a (GW)

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16 (NLT)

For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. 28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you. Galatians 3:26-29 (NLT)