Purpose of the Church

  1. Evangelism, Acts 5:42
  2. Fellowship, Acts 2:41-42; I John 1:7
  3. Worship, Psalm 95:6-9; John 4:24
    1. Preaching & teaching, Acts 6:2
    2. Observance of ordinances, Acts 2:40-41; 20:6-7
      1. Baptism (Post-salvation, Acts 8:37, & by immersion, Acts 8:38)
      2. Communion, I Corinthians 11:23-30
  4. Body Function, I Corinthians 12; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:1-16
    1. Submission to each other
    2. Each member to function
    3. Pastor and teachers
      1. Do work of ministry
      2. Mature saints
      3. Edify
    4. Discipline to be carried out
  5. Stewardship (as assembly and as an individual)
    1. Shows respect, Matthew 22:21
    2. Shows proper appropriation, Matthew 7:6
    3. Shows concerns, Matthew 6:21
    4. Shows accountability, Luke 12:48
    5. Shows responsibility, Luke 16:10-12
    6. Shows appreciation, Matthew 10:8
    7. Shows character, Acts 20:35
    8. Shows humility, I Timothy 6:6-7
    9. Shows validity, James 2:14-17
    10. Shows destiny, I Timothy 6:10
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