Church 1.0: Purpose

THE CHURCH 1.0

 

Recap

  Week 1 – The Gospel: The Message

   Week 2 – The Word:  Our Authority

   Week 3 – The Trinity:  God’s Nature

   Week 4 – The Cross:  God’s Sacrifice

   Week 5 – The Resurrection: God’s Victory; Our Hope

   Week 6 – The Church 1.0: Purpose(Church Universal and ours)

   Week 7 – The Church 2.0:  Polity

   Week 8 – The Church 3.0: Plan  

   Launch!!  Gospel of Mark all the way to Easter!

 

Acts 1:2-3 
 

I.  The KINGDOM of God

                  (Acts 1:2-3; Matthew 4:17; Acts 28:30-31)

The local church is the gathering place to teach people about the KING, to disciple them in KINGDOM LIVING, and to send them out to expand God’s KINGDOM to the ends of the earth

 

II.  Images of Church

     1.     BUILDING of Christ 

(Matthew 16:18)  (Matt 21:42; Acts 4:11; Eph 2:20; 1 Pet 2:6-7)  (Eph 2:21-22) 

     2.     BODY of Christ 

(Eph 1:22-23; 4:15; 5:23). (Rom 12:4-8 ; Eph 3:6 ;  Ephesians 4:4-5;11-16)

     3.     BRIDE of Christ

 (Eph 5:25)  (Eph 5:29; Heb 12:23)

     4.     FAMILY of God

(1 John 3:1-2) (1 Tim 5:2)

 

III.   Characteristics of the Early Church

Acts 2:42-47 ; 4:32

     1.     Apostles Teaching

     2.     Fellowship

     3.     Breaking of Bread

     4.     The Prayers

     5.     Giving and Sharing of possessions

 

IV.  ADVANCING of the Church

 

V.  Redeemer Church

  

Notes: 

 

 

Valuable Quotes: 

 

“We have such an exalted view of the individual.  What we need is to recover a high view of the church.  At a time when the most authentic thing to do seems to be to abandon faith and leave church, we need to rediscover the implications for Christian identity of being an active part of a community.”  Jason Clark
 
“Reverent corporate worship then is not optional for the church of God. It is not a form of group behavior to be accepted just because of its long tradition or its acceptability in many cultures (i.e. this is not something we do just because we’re supposed to on Sunday morning). Rather, this reverent, corporate worship brings to expression the very being of the church. It manifests on earth the reality of the heavenly assembly.”   Edmond Clowney
 
 “The local church is a community of regenerated believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord.  In obedience to Scripture they organize under qualified leadership, gather regularly for preaching and worship, observe the biblical sacraments of baptism and Communion, are unified by the Spirit, are disciplined for holiness, and scatter to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission as missionaries to the world for God’s glory and their joy.”  Mark Driscoll