The Purpose of the Local Church

The Purpose of the Local Church

Evangelism & Missions
– Mt 28, teach all nations, baptizing them
– Mk 16, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature
– Lk 24, repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations
– Ac 1, ye shall be witnesses unto me
– II Co 5, we are ambassadors for Christ

Discipleship
– Mt 28, Teaching them to observe all things
– Ac 2, they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine
– Ac 20, upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them
– II Ti 4, Preach the Word
– Ep 4, For the perfecting of the saints
– Ti 1, manifested his Word through preaching
– Co 3, Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom

Worship
– Ac 4, lifted up their voice to God with one accord
– Lu 10:27, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind
– Ac 2, Praising God
– I Co 11, this do in remembrance of me
– I Co 16, Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him
– II Co 9, Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give
– Co 3, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
– He 2, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee
– He 13, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually

Fellowship/Care/Discipline
– Ac 14, gathered the church together
– Ac 2, fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers
– Ac 12, but prayer was made without ceasing of the church, many were gathered together praying
– I Co 11, when ye come together in the church
– Ro 12, preferring one another
– Ro 13, love one another
– I Co 12, the members should have the same care one for another
– I Co 14, Let all things be done unto edifying
– I Th 5, edify one another
– Ga 6, Bear ye one another’s burdens
– Ep 4, for the edifying of the body of Christ, forbearing one another in love
– Jas 5, pray one for another
– II Th 3, withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly; Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother
– He 10, Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another- I Jn 1, we have fellowship one with another

Service/Ministry
– Ep 4, for the work of the ministry
– Ro 10, how shall they preach, except they be sent?
– Ro 12, serving the Lord
– Ac 13, when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away
– I Co 15, always abounding in the work of the Lord
– Ga 5, by love serve one another
– Co 3, ye serve the Lord Christ

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