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Title: The Real Purpose


1
  • The Real Purpose
  • of the Church

By Paul Brannan as inspired by
The Bible Basis of Missions by Robert
Hall Glover
2
The Principal Purpose of the Church Is
The Evangelization of the Whole World
3
Jesus Prepared His Disciples For His Departure
  • For 40 days He spoke to them of things to come
  • He talked to them about the Kingdom of God

4
Each Gospel Records The Great Commission
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations
Matt 2819 NIV
"Go into all the world and preach the good news
to all creation. Mark 1615 NIV
repentance and forgiveness of sins should be
preached in his name to all nations Luke 2447
RSV
As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."
John 2021 NIV
5
Just Before He Went Away, Jesus Said,
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit
comes on you and you will be my witnesses in
Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to
the ends of the earth. Acts 18 NIV
6
Jesus Established His Church Upon This
FIVE DIMENSIONAL COMMISSION
7
Every Institution Is Obligated To Fulfill The
Statutes Of Incorporation Or Lose Its Right To
Exist
  • A congregation has the right to continue as a
    Church only while it completes its obligations

8
All Others Forfeit Their Rights To Retain The
Name Of Christ Or Claim His Power
  • Neither do the promises of Christ belong to those
    who fail to obey the Great
    Commission

9
We Love To Claim The Promise
  • lo, I am with you always, even to the end of
    the age. Matt 2820 NKJV

But This Promise Is Dependent Upon Our Going To
The Whole World
  • Go therefore and make disciples of all the
    nations Matt 2819 NKJV

10
Pentecostals Lay Claim To The Power Of The Holy
Spirit But This Power Was Meant For Those Who
Serve As Witnesses
  • To the ends of the earth. Acts 18

11
It Is Clear That The Extension Of The Gospel To
The Whole World
  • It is the supreme objective of the Church that
    demands precedence over every other cause,
    purpose or ministry
  • Is not secondary
  • Is not one of many causes
  • Is our principal cause
  • Is our central purpose

12
It Is True That The New Testament Church...
  • ...devoted (itself) to the apostles' teaching and
    to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and
    to prayer. Acts 242 NIV

13
However, These Were Not An End In Themselves But
Rather Means To Accomplish Their Central Purpose
The Evangelization Of The World
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THE CHURCH WAS MEANT TO BE A CHANNEL OR RIVER
CARRYING GODS BLESSINGS TO OTHERS
16
ARE WE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD AS CHRIST
COMMANDED?
The Light Should Shine Into All The World!
17
IS THE CHURCH AN ARMY OF CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS?
Soldiers Dont Spend Their Time On The Parade
Ground But On The Battlefield
18
MOST CHURCHES HAVE NOT CAPTURED A WORLD VISION!
  • Their programs and activities show that the
    evangelization of the world is not their primary
    goal
  • Some Churches exist without purpose except to
    continue the customs of the past
  • Many Churches treat missions as just one of many
    programs

19
HOW DOES THE AVERAGE CHURCH MEASURE SUCCESS?
  • Membership
  • Morning attendance
  • Offerings
  • Size of building
  • Programs

20
BUT NOT ONE OF THESE THINGS NOR THE TOTALITY OF
THESE THINGS CAN MEASURE THE TRUE SUCCESS OF THE
CHURCH
  • True success can be measured only by fulfilling
    the purpose for which the Church was called and
    established

21
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH?
  • To win lost souls to Christ in their community?
  • To build up the members in their faith and
    experience?
  • To serve the community as an example of Gods
    love and purity?

Yes, but
22
THESE ALONE DO NOT FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION
  • The true Church of Christ, by its nature, is
    dedicated to fulfilling Gods plan and purpose
    for the whole world
  • The influence of each local congregation should
    be felt throughout the world

23
THE EARLY CHURCH DID MORE TO EVANGELIZE THE
WORLD THAN ANY GENERATION UNTIL NOW!
24
THEIR DISADVANTAGES WERE NUMEROUS
  • They were few in number
  • They had little money
  • Their methods of travel were primitive

They Did Not Have..
  • The printed page or the telephone
  • Sound equipment or computers
  • Television or radio

25
They Suffered
  • Ridicule from the religious world
  • Persecution from the government

YET THEY FAR SURPASSED THE CHURCH OF TODAY IN
THEIR COMMITMENT TO WIN THE WORLD!
26
WHAT WAS THE SECRET FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE NEW
TESTAMENT CHURCH?
?
27
THEY WERE SEPARATED FROM THE WORLD
  • They did not value the world or its
    attractions
  • Their lives had been transformed
  • They had new values and ambitions
  • Rejected by the world, they marched to the
    drumbeat of a heavenly call
  • They were crucified with Christ

28
THEY WERE FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!
  • Every Spirit-filled believer, by the nature of
    their experience, is a witness

29
THEY POSSESSED A MISSIONARY SPIRIT
  • The responsibility of spreading the gospel was
    not relegated to a small group within the Church
  • Every believer was a witness. (they) preached
    the word wherever they went.
  • They were also committed financially to reaching
    the world. they gave as much as they were able,
    and even beyond their ability. 2 Cor 83 NIV

30
POWER
THEY PREACHED A GOSPEL OF
  • They did not preach their own ideas but Christ,
    as the Son of God
  • Ascended
  • Now reigning
  • Soon to return
  • Incarnate
  • Crucified
  • Resurrected

31
THEIR MESSAGE DEALT WITH SIN AND ITS PENALTY
  • They offered a transformed life and an eternity
    with Christ for every person
  • Their message was validated in power, with signs
    and miracles

32
SO, HOW DOES OUR CHURCH MEASURE UP?
33
IF WE HAVE FAILED, WE HAVE TWO CHOICES
CLOSED
34
Or We Must
Ask God To Heal Our Barrenness
35
WERE RUNNING OUT OF TIME
FOR US!
FOR THEM
36
REMEMBER
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