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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
I. My duty is to Attend The Church. Live members go to church – dead ones are hauled there. Rev. 3:1, “Thou livest and art dead.”
II. My duty is to Extend The Church. By visitation and invitation, by friendliness, by caring for new converts, by cultivating a missionary vision both at home and abroad (Matt. 28: 19-20).
III. My duty is to Defend The Church. Six great dangers face the churches:
Infiltration of error (2 Tim. 4:3-4)
Wrong leadership (2 John 9)
Worldliness (1 John 3:15-17)
Complacency (Rev. 1:18)
Cliquishness (1 Cor. 3:4-8)
Disaffection (John 15:12,17)
IV. My duty is to Commend The Church. We commend the church by what we are, with consistent Christian lives; by what we do, with actions speaking louder than words; by what we say, words that are gracious, loving, kind, and hence glorifying to our Lord.