Back to the Basics

Jan 2, 2022    Ritchie Johnson

Slide: Jude 1:16 These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their [own] lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of [gaining an] advantage.

1 Corinthians 10:10 Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

Slide: “Where two or more are gathered in my name, those sinners are going to hurt each other.” (Source: not the Bible)

Slide: A Chapel distinctive: We believe in grace upon grace.

Slide: Even evaluate complaints and grumbling. The twelve:
Prioritized ministry.

Slide: Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; 45 and they [began] selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Slide: Mission: Rescipleship, discipleship within the context of relationship.

Slide: Vision: The 4 W’s

Slide: Small groups:
Keep church small
Are highly relational
Foster greater pastoral care and personal accountability
Are adaptable
Are cheap
Encourage greater use of spiritual gifts
Have great missional potential

Slide: Vision: The 4 W’s

Slide: Even evaluate complaints and grumbling. The twelve:
Cast vision to the multitude.

Slide: Even evaluate complaints and grumbling. The twelve:
Equipped people for the work.

Slide: Ephesians 4:11 And He gave some [as] apostles, and some [as] prophets, and some [as] evangelists, and some [as] pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

Slide: A Chapel distinctive: We believe the purpose of the local church is equipping.

Slide: A Chapel distinctive: We believe deeply in the Bible and highly prioritize its use and application in every avenue of ministry.

Slide: A Chapel distinctive: We believe in and pursue more of the Holy Spirit.

Slide: Ordination – to put in charge of, set apart for a purpose, or grant authority

Slide: Exodus 29:1 "Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them to minister as priests to Me: take one young bull and two rams without blemish, ... 4 "Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. ... 7 "Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him. ... 9 "You shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and bind caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute. So you shall ordain Aaron and his sons. 10 "Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.

Slide: Acts 13:1 Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was [there,] prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." 3 Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. ... 5 When they reached Salamis, they [began] to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had John as their helper.

Slide: A Chapel distinctive: We believe that ordination is a calling that God places on people, and the church simply recognizes and embraces it.

Slide: For those who have recently come from other churches:
Are you “called” here?
Did you leave in good conscience from there?
Is there anyone you need to forgive?
Do you need to seek any reconciliation?