The Most Excellent Way For Caring For Each Other

1. Add value to them

2. Build intentional community with them

    • Roundtables are easy. They can happen anytime and anywhere.
    • Roundtables are interesting. They center around passions and professions
    • Roundtables are effective both personally and publicly

3. Be transparent with them

4. Connect them to Jesus

–Dwayne Terry

Caring For Each Other

Sunday November 6, 2016 at 10:30am
Speaker: Pastor Dwayne Terry
From the “Mission: Westgate” series. Sermon 4 of 4

Colossians 1:28-29 ESV Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

The Most Excellent Way

1 Corinthians 12:27 ESVNow you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

  1. Add value to them.

Matthew 5:13 ESVYou are the salt of the earth…

  1. Build intentional community with them.

Hebrews 10:23-25 ESVLet us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

  • Roundtables are easy. They can happen anytime and anywhere.

Acts 4:13 ESV – Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

  • Roundtables are interesting. They center around passions and professions.
  • Roundtables are effective both personally and publicly.
  1. Be transparent with them.

Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 ESVone person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, “For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?” This also is vanity and an unhappy business. 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him–a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

James 5:16 ESVTherefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

  1. Connect them to Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:20 ESVTherefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.

2 Corinthians 2:14-15 ESV – But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,