The Church

Membership in the Church

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Rev. Stacey Cox

Membership in the Church

Jesus promised, "I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). That sounds pretty certain and definite. But what sort of church did Jesus build? What sort of animal is the church? And what does it mean to be a member of the visible church? Sunday we conclude our series on the church with Membership in the Church.

The Mission of the Church

Rev. Stacey Cox

The Mission of the Church

Matthew 28:16-20

 

'Bond, James Bond.' He's been around for over 54 years now. And we still love him. But why? There are many reasons. Yes, he's a good-looking hero who fights on the side of freedom while managing to do so in a tux and a tie.  What's not to love? But above all this, Bond is on a mission. He knows his mission and he is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish his mission. What is the mission of the church? It has one. It's been given by our Lord. It is a God-defined mission, not man-made. Last week, we looked at the marks of the church. Sunday we will consider the mission of the church. Hope you will join us!

The Marks of the Church

Rev. Lane Stephenson

The Marks of the Church

When individuals take their vows to become members at Westminster, one of the questions they are asked is, "Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?" The question assumes one has an understanding of what constitutes a church, the privileges and responsibilities of membership, as well as a biblical understanding of the local church's God-given mission. Over the course of three Sundays, we are going to take a closer look at this vow. In a culture with a low view of the church, it's helpful to take time to study the church that Jesus thought it worth dying for.

In the first of this three-part series, we will look this Sunday at three essential marks of the church. Hope you will join us!

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