Saturday, September 27, 2014

church - what is it good for?

David Platt wrote the following list of seven activities that should be done by the Church:
  1. The church evangelizes: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations . . .” (Matt 28:19)
  2. The church baptizes: “ . . . baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matt 28:19)
  3. The church teaches: “ . . . teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matt 28:20)
  4. The church nurtures: “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship . . .” (Acts 2:42)
  5. The church worships: “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” (John 4:23)
  6. The church prays: “And they devoted themselves to . . . the prayers.”
  7. The church multiplies: “So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.” (Acts 9:31)

What additional key activity (and supporting Scripture) would you add to this list?

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