Church Is Serious Business
1 Corinthians 2:9
•Cyprian: " no one can have God as his Father who does not have the church as his mother."
•Augustine: "Look, mother church is in labor; see, she is groaning in trivial to give birth to you."
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the Church and Gave himself for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. 27 He did this to present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless.
1.If Sincerely Loved the Church
1.We get on board
2.It would cut down on a ton of gossip & complaining.
3.We'd never have to worry about money.
2.If We Sacrificially Loved the Church
3.If We Patiently Loved the Church
4.If We Forgivingly Loved the Church