This past weekend at Eastbrook, we began a new four-week preaching series entitled “Reset.” In this series, we are exploring four aspects of our life together as Christ’s church based on the words of Hebrews 10:24-25. This week we focused on the phrase: “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love.” There is much more going on at Eastbrook during this fort weeks than a preaching series, so let me encourage you to find out more here.
“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
A Reset on Our Image of the Church
Various images of the church in Scripture
The church as the bride of Christ (John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 19:7-9)
The church as the family of God (John 1:12; Ephesians 2:19; 5:1-11; 1 John 3:1-2; 2 Peter 3:9)
The church is a community loved by God and called to love one another
The church is not an event or a consumer activity
A Reset on How the Church Loves as a Family (Colossians 3:12-17)
Christian love and character
Christian love as bearing and forgiving
Christian love as the source of unity
Christian love and peace
Christian love and prayer
Christian love and correction
Christian love and worship
Christian love and the Holy Spirit
Christian love and life in Christ
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize Hebrews 10:24-25 or Colossians 3:12-17.
- Set aside space and time this week to meditate on Colossians 3:12-17. Let the Lord search through your heart and mind about your love for Him and for others. Ask the Lord to strengthen you in true love.
- You may want to read:
- Irwyn L. Ince Jr., The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best
- Francis Schaeffer, The Mark of the Christian