Build it According To The Pattern
What Is A Pattern?
What happens when a pattern is changed?
What if everyone involved decided to make changes on their own?
What if only one person made a change to the pattern?
To a builder --- a blueprint
To a seamstress --- a pattern
To a manufacturer --- a guideline
To a competitor --- a rulebook
What Is A Divine Pattern?
Same as the others: It is a blueprint, pattern, guideline, rulebook, example,etc…
It cannot be changed or altered in any way without consequences.
The result of following the pattern will give us what the Creator willed for us to do.
It is also something that many want to avoid.
THE DIVINE PATTERN
Comes from God
2 Corinthians 2:11-12
God Showed Moses the pattern and Moses built it according to the pattern.
The Divine Pattern
David gave Solomon the plans for the Temple.
1 Chronicles 28:11-12, 19
Mark those who do not follow the apostles doctrine;
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Seed Of The Divine Pattern
God’s law: Seed bearing after its kind Genesis 1:11-12
Seed is the word of God in Matthew 13.
Plant the same seed (doctrine) from the beginning of the church, and you get the same church.
Paul talked of planting the seed of the church and God gives the increase.
1 Corinthians 3:6
Build Church According To The Pattern
Name: Acts 11:26; Romans 16:16
Foundation: 1 Corinthians 3:11, Matthew 16:18;
Law: 1 Corinthians 14:37; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Membership: Acts 2:38,47; Galatians 3:26-27
Organization: Acts 14:23; Philippians 1:1; Ephesians 4:11
Worship: Acts 2:42; Ephesians 5:19;
Discipline: Matthew 18:17;
1 Corinthians 5:4-5, Revelation 2:14-16
Love of Brethren: 1 Peter 1:22;
Hebrews 13:1; John 13:34-35
We could talk a long time about what is not following the pattern given to us in God’s word.
2 Timothy 1:13
We must be faithful to follow the pattern given to us.
Are you part of a group that has followed the pattern?
By Carey Scott
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