Church Lives Matter

Scripture teaches that we need each other and shouldn’t withdraw from each other’s fellowship, instruction, encouragement, and accountability. It’s unbiblical to imagine that we can successfully seek God and grow in community on our own (Cf. Hebrews 10:24-25; “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as we see the day approaching.”)

This phrase “let us,” grammatically points to an inclusive “group command” encouraging all of us to be involved in this “one another” dynamic with the expectancy that we will all be obedient. The Apostle Paul’s writings consistently reinforce this theme.

We all need to be Christ-centered in our behavior. In addition, we all need to be grace-driven in our community and intentionally focused globally. All of this is necessary if the church is going to be the redemptive community as Christ intended it to be!

With this in mind, consider these 7 thoughts that speaks to what the church is meant to do and be in God’s sight:

  1. Our church is meant to enlighten and protect. (Ephesians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 13:7)
  2. Our church is meant to rescue and restore. (2 Peter 2:9; Galatians 6:1)
  3. Our church is meant to instill hope and courage. (Romans 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 16:13-14)                                                 
  4. Our church is meant to rebuke and confront. (2 Timothy 4:2; Galatians 2:11)
  5. Our church is meant to give sound warning and vision. (1 Corinthians 10:11; Acts 26:19)
  6. Our church is meant to demonstrate the love and grace of Christ in our community. (1 Corinthians Chapter13; Colossians 4:6)
  7. Our church is meant to be proactive in reaching the nations to produce churches just like ours. (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20)

Yes, CHURCH LIVES MATTER! And YOU are the church!

Faith Community Church: Our Church Purpose

To bring people, by His Spirit, into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and an accountable relationship with His people, and to equip believers for both local and world missions, to the glory of God.

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