Pastor Obed Martinez
March 3, 2013
Ephesians 1:20-23 (MSG)

“HAVING A HEART FOR HIS HOUSE”
And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence. – EPHESIANS 1:20-23 (MSG)

Quote: It’s Impossible to be UP on Jesus and DOWN on His Church

THE TWO CONGREGATIONS:

A. MOSES - AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
B. JESUS - THE TWELVE DISCIPLES

JESUS WENT FROM:
3
12
70
3,000
5,000
3 BILLION

****WE NEED TO SEE JESUS “IN” HIS CHURCH AND THEN SERVE JESUS “THROUGH” HIS CHURCH.

God, I love living with you; your house glows with your glory. – PSALM 26:8 (MSG)

HAVING A HEART FOR HIS HOUSE

1. DON’T ALLOW YOUR INEXPERIENCE TO STOP YOU FROM SERVING HIM AND HIS HOUSE
Now David said, “Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all countries. – 1 CHRONICLES 22:5 (NKJV)

MOSES – BUILT A TABERNACLE
DAVID – BUILT A HOUSE OF WORSHIP
SOLOMON – BUILT A TEMPLE

2. DON’T ALLOW YOUR GIFT TO DRIFT
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. – EPHESIANS 2:10 (NLT)

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, - EPHESIANS 4:11 (NKJV)

And the same is true for you. Since you are so eager to have the special abilities the Spirit gives, seek those that will strengthen the whole church. –
1 CORINTHIANS 14:12 (NLT)

A. AUTHORITY
B. CLARITY
C. UNITY
D. MATURITY
E. OPPORTUNITY

3. DON’T ALLOW THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY TO PASS YOU BY
Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” – MATTHEW 28:18-20 (MSG)

****GOD SEES THE WORLD IN THE CHURCH AND HE SEES THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD
^^^^WE’VE ALLOWED THE CHURCH TO BE WORLDLY WITHOUT THE WORLD BEING CHURCHY

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