New Highland Baptist Church Podcast
December 1, 2013 “The Local Church is the Hope of the World” Matthew 16:18; Romans 12:5
Dec 01, 2013
Rev. Dr. Robert Lee
Part 13 of “Knowing and Doing the Will of God”A Series on Experiencing GodSix Characteristics of the Local Church:1.A CREATION of Christ. He BUILDS the church. – Matthew 16:18. 2. A living BODY of Christ with many members – Romans 12:5.3.Christ is the HEAD of the body – Ephesians 4:15-16.4.Members are interdependent and NEED each other – 1 Cor. 12:275.A church is on MISSION with Christ to carry out the Father’s redemptive purposes – Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Cor. 5:17-20.6.The Local Church is the HOPE of the World—(as quoted by Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church) Questions for Church Members: (Adapted from Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley, p. 67).•Are we moving or simply meeting?•Are we making a measurable difference in our community or simply conducting services?•Are we organized around a mission or are we organized around an antiquated ministry model inherited from a previous generation?•Are we allocating resources as if Jesus is the hope of the world?•Are we a congregation or have we settled on being a location?