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Title: Church%20and%20its%20Purpose


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Church and its Purpose
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Church
  • 1. A building for public Christian worship2.
    Public worship of God in a building3. The whole
    body of Christian Believers

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Visible vs. Invisible
  • Physical church vs. the Christian body
  • Both are the church in different forms
  • Church is not just a building and should not be
    confined
  • There are Non-Christians at the visible and
    Christians in the invisible

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Christ Church
  • Matthew 1618Matthew 1817
  • Ekklesia to call out (to Jesus for salvation)
  • Church did not start until after Jesus died
  • Comparison with the Temple

5
  • Church is not a one hour lesson with provoking
    questions
  • Church is a unified body 1 Cor. 12-14
  • Place of miracles
  • Congregation of Ambassadors of God

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The Invisible
  • All Christians working together towards one
    unified goal
  • The Great CommandmentMark 1229-31, Matthew
    2237-39
  • Matthew 2819

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  • Do not contain your love for God
  • Jesus often taught in public Ex. The Sermon on
    the Mount
  • Jesus went from place to place
  • He went where God need Him to be
  • Restored broken hearts and did the work of God

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  • To follow the work of Christ you need to know
    Gods mission for you -Spend quiet time with God
    daily -Pray in times of uncertainty -Read the
    Bible and draw inspiration from Gods
    word -Talk to other Christians -Look for Gods
    work in your life

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The Visible
  • A physical place to come to worship the Lord!
  • Luke 48- Jesus answered, It is written
    Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.

10
Study His Word
  • 1Cor. 46-  Now, brothers and sisters, I have
    applied these things to myself and Apollos for
    your benefit, so that you may learn from us the
    meaning of the saying, Do not go beyond what is
    written. Then you will not be puffed up in being
    a follower of one of us over against the other.

11
House of Prayer
  • Mark 1117- And as he taught them, he said, Is
    it not written My house will be called a house
    of prayer for all nations? But you have made it
    a den of robbers.

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Humility Repentance
  • Luke 1411- For all those who exalt themselves
    will be humbled, and those who humble themselves
    will be exalted.
  • Acts 319- Now repent of your sins and turn to
    God, so that your sins may be wiped away.

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Love One Another
  • John 1335- By this everyone will know that you
    are my disciples, if you love one another.

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Help Each Other
  • Galatians 62- Carry each others burdens, and
    in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

15
Communion
  • Luke 2219-20- And he took bread, gave thanks
    and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This
    is my body given for you do this in remembrance
    of me. In the same way, after the supper he took
    the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in
    my blood, which is poured out for you.

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Learn to Live as Godly People
  • Titus 211-12 For the grace of God has
    appeared that offers salvation to all people. It
    teaches us to say No to ungodliness and worldly
    passions, and to live self-controlled, upright
    and godly lives in this present age

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Equipped to Evangelize
  • Ephesians 412- to equip his people for works of
    service, so that the body of Christ may be built
    up

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Church is a Home
  • Place of healing, forgiveness, and acceptance
  • Place to refill your spirit
  • Exercise spiritual gifts
  • Learn Gods word and your mission
  • A hospital for sinners, the broken hearted, and
    the unloved

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Hierarchy of the Church
  • GodJesus ChristThe ChurchIndividual
    ChurchesChristians/ Jesus disciples

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Our Purpose
  • To imitate and emulate Jesus Christ!Love God and
    othersSpread the Good News

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