Pastor's Sunday Sermon
July 31, 2022
What is the mission of the church?
First what is the church?
It is the creation of God. 1 Corinthians 3:9
Founded and owned by Jesus Matthew 16:18
Directed and energized by the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 10:17, Romans 12:4-5
The mission of the Church is to:
Make disciples Matthew 28:19-20
Glorify Christ Ephesians 1:11-12, Colossians 1:13
Build up the saints John 13:35, 2 Corinthians 13:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:11
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God’s coworkers.[a] You are God’s field, God’s building.
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, since all of us share the one bread.
Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, 5 in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of[a] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember,[b] I am with you always,[c] to the end of the age.”
In him we have also received an inheritance,[a] because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will, 12 so that we who had already put our hope in Christ might bring praise to his glory.
He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
2 Corinthians 13:11
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.
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