The Church: Its Mission and Purpose

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

If we take the time to look around in our churches we will quickly discover they are largely filled with people who we call “believers” — those who have accepted the Gospel of Salvation, but know nothing of the Gospel Jesus and the disciples preached (one of Repentance and the Kingdom), one which has discipleship (becoming like their rabbi: Jesus) at the core. They may have walked the aisle, said the sinners’ prayer and even been baptized into the church. But now look around and tell me how many actual disciples we see. This teaching connects our failure to make disciples with our shortcoming of fulfilling our purpose and mission as "the church."