Let’s take a look and see why the way we communicate about spiritual things matters. Remember the great power of our words!
Let’s look at what Paul was teaching the saints in Colossae as captured in Colossians 1:21-24:
- Mankind was all kinds of bad in the beginning
- Christ reconciled us to God by ______________
- Christ said the church was His ______________
Did Max & Susie have a problem understanding each other? YES / NO
They were using the same word but it had different _____________.
Did Norm & Ed have trouble understanding each other? YES / NO
People often use the word ”church” to mean a religious _______________.
We really need to understand and properly communicate that the church that Jesus died for is more like a ______________ ______________ of God’s people.
In Ephesians 5:27 Paul talked about how Jesus wanted the church to be “in _____________”. He didn’t want it to have any spots or wrinkles. He wanted it to
be HOLY and without ____________.”
NOW, DO YOU THINK HE WAS TALKING ABOUT OUR BUILDING, OR US?