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Vision 2020 – What Is The Church
January 5, 2020

Vision 2020 – What Is The Church

January 5, 2020

VISION 2020 – What is the Church?

The local church is a community of believers who confess as Lord. In obedience to they organize under qualified . Gather regularly for and , observe the Biblical sacraments of and , are by the Spirit, are disciplined for , and scatter to fulfill the Great and the Great as missionaries to the world for God’s and their .

Characteristics of the True Local Church –

  1. Church Membership
  2. Qualified – Hebrews 13:7, 17
  3. and – 2 Timothy 4:2-4
    • Any sermon in which the focus is not the person and work of will lack spiritual authority and power because the will not bless the teaching of any hero other than . Matthew 5:17; John 5:39; Luke 24:27; Luke 24:44-45
    • The church is to be a worshiping community where believers praise God and our worship is our to the revelation of the Lord consisting of both and of the greatness of God and his mighty works.
  4. Rightly Administered Sacraments ( and ) – Mark 10:39
  5. Spirit – 1 Corinthians 1:10
  6. – 1 Peter 1:15-16
  7. The Great Commandment to – 1 John 4:8
  8. The Great Commission to Make – Matthew 28:18-20

 

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