Ephesians 4: 11-13 Research Paper

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According to the Church of the Nazarene articles of faith, The Church exists as local congregations and as a universal body. The mission of The Church is to share Christ through the power of the Spirit. “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27). Jesus died so that we could be a part of the body of Christ.
Often many argue that you must be a part congregation to be a part of The Church. Although being a part of a church is important, it is not necessary to be a part of the body. I believe that those who do not have a church congregation to be a part of have a hindered spiritual walk. Being a part of a church calls for accountability, lessons, and ministry, which has been vital in my own personal
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This can be done in many ways. We can publicly confess our sins, lift each other up, and comfort and pray for members of the church. In order for Christians to reach full maturity in knowledge and faith, the local church plays a significant role. Ephesians 4:11-13 explains the importance of building each other up to reach unity in Christ. Since we are to be imitators of Christ is important to realize the love Christ had for the church. This is mentioned in Ephesians 5:25 stating that Christ loved the church and gave himself up for the sake of…show more content…
After the death of my friend, my church really rallied behind me and supported me. I was able to lean on them and know that they were praying for me. Going through that experience taught me that I needed to lean into the church more than I had in the past. When using the term church family, I actually consider them to be my family. Since my parents are divorced, I don’t really have a big family. My brother has drifted away from God and does not live at home. My mom and I have been blessed to be including in the lives of many families. We have been invited to others houses for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Being around them definitely makes the holidays happier. As I continue to grow, I hope that I will be able to be an effective advocate of Christ and his love in the younger generation of The Church and local
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