Reading “Calling the Church to creativity” on the front page of a Christian magazine, made me look up the purpose of the Church.
A. Ephesians 4:11-15 –
“For the perfecting of the saints, …” (Ephesians 4:12, Authorized Version) To teach the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. To instruct believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
B. Acts 1:8 –
“and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the world.” To witness constantly.
C. Matthew 28:19,20 –
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them …” To evangelize the world with the Gospel.
D. Ephesians 1:4-6 –
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6, Authorized Version) To worship God and to glorify Hom on earth.
The purpose, GOAL, of the church is to teach and instruct the believers to witness constantly, and to evangelize the world with the Gospel., so that the whole world may worship and glorify God on the earth.