church on purpose - discipleship
February 21, 2021 | Matt Ware
Following the PURPOSE series, CHURCH ON PURPOSE looks towards the bigger picture of the Church and what it mean to truly engage in church through worship, community, serving, sharing faith, and more – whether that’s in-person or online. It’s time to do CHURCH ON PURPOSE.
Church on Purpose
Matthew 11:12 (NLT) the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing
Ephesians 3:10-11 (ESV) through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Colossians 1:28 (NCV) So we continue to preach Christ to each person, using all wisdom to warn and to teach everyone, in order to bring each one into God’s presence as a mature person in Christ.
1 Corinthians 13:11 (ESV) When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
Ephesians 4:11-14 (NLT) Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be immature like children.
James 1:22 (ESV) be doers of the word, and not hearers only
1. Models of God’s character
Romans 8:29 (ESV) to be conformed to the image of his Son
1 Peter 2:21 (ESV) For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
2. Multipliers of God’s Kingdom
Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Matthew 28:19 (ESV) Go therefore and make disciples
2 Timothy 2:2 (ESV) what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
John 15:8 (ESV) By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples
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