What is the purpose of the church? Why should followers of Jesus be active members of the church?
Following Jesus as a disciple is about a personal relationship with God by faith that can only thrive in corporate fellowship with others. In the book of ACTS, we discover the record of what Jesus continued to do through His people, the church, after His resurrection and ascension. The logical progression of trusting the Son of God is connected to devoting oneself to the Word of God through the apostles’ teaching and devoting oneself to the people of God through corporate fellowship by the power of God’s Holy Spirit.
Jesus gathers together believers in Him to equip them, encourage them, and empower them to bring others into His eternal family.
sermon by: Larry Murray