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What is the Church? Part 1

What is the Church? Part 1



The story of God’s redemptive mission, fleshed out in the person and work of Jesus Christ, is not a story that can be dismissed once it has been heard. This story – the Gospel! – brings with it the power of God to change everything. Through the Gospel, God brings repentance and faith, forgiveness of sins, and transformed, holy living. Through the Gospel His rescue mission reaches out to a world in desperate need. Through the Gospel the magnificence and glory of God is displayed. And here’s the deal:

This Gospel has been entrusted to the Church for the purpose of bringing it to our neighbors, our city, our world.

We’ve learned about Jesus and the redeeming story of the Gospel through the writings of Mark. But now the question remains: What is our part in the rescue mission Jesus has inaugurated through His life, death, and resurrection? The answer is simple:

We are the church. We are His Church. We are His delivery system.

Before Jesus left this earth, He declared that He would bu