Reasons Why the Church Exists

Reasons Why the Church Exists

by Ptr. Doods Agravante

Five reasons why the Church exists:

1. Celebrate God’s presence (Worship)

“Exalt our Master”

O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3 (RSV)

I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the Lord’s house.‘” Psalm 122:1 (GN)

2. Communicate God’s words (Evangelism)

“Evangelize our mission field”

The most important thing is that I complete my mission– the work of the Lord gave me to do- to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.” Acts 20:24 (NCV)

You will be my witnesses…” Acts 1:8 (NIV)

3. Incorporate God’s family (Fellowship)

“Encourage our members”

You are member of God’s very own family and you belong in God’s household with every other Christians.” Ephesians 2:19 (LB)

4. Educate God’s people (Discipleship)

“Educate for maturity”

“…building the church, the body of Christ, to a position of strength and maturity…until become full grown in the Lord.” Ephesians 4:12b-13 (LB)

5. Demonstrate God’s love (Ministry)

“Equip for ministry”

“…to prepare God’s people for the work of ministry.” Ephesians 4:12

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