Summer Sermon Series “What is the Purpose of the Church?”
Why do we have a church? Why do we meet together every week here at Good Shepherd? In response to Jesus’ Love, the Holy Spirit guides us as we read God’s Word, to grow in our faith as we develop an understanding of purpose of God’s church so that we: Love Jesus, Love God’s Word and Love People!
Good Shepherd has a clear yet powerful mission: “To love people to Jesus!” God continues to bless His ministry at Good Shepherd and He continues to send His Holy Spirit to enable our Good Shepherd family to be faithful in Joining Jesus on His Mission. Our vison is also powerful: “To see people alive in Christ!”
Our ministry at Good Shepherd is centered on the love of Jesus Christ! Jesus’ life, death and resurrection enables us to live as children of God. The Holy Spirit guides us to respond to Jesus’ love with lives filled with love for God and love for one another! Everything that we do as God’s children is in response to the love of Jesus Christ!
We celebrate Jesus’ presence in our lives today! The Gospel of John says, “The Word (Jesus) became flesh and dwelt among us!” (John 1:14) Jesus came to share his love with you and to bring you back into God’s family.
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5) God showed His love to us by sending Jesus into our lives, so that we would then share Jesus' love with others!
Over the next few weeks we will focus on what God’s Word teaches us concerning the purpose of His church. In response to Jesus’ love for you and by the power of the Holy Spirit working in your life, may you grow in your faith as we develop a deeper understanding of purpose of God’s church as together we: Love Jesus, Love God’s Word and Love People!
SEPT 9 & 10 RALLY DAY Loving People to Jesus!- Luke 10:27
SEPT 16 & 17 Love Jesus - Acts 2:42
SEPT 23 & 24 Love God's Word - 2 Timothy 3:16-17
SEPT 30 & Oct 1 Love People - Mathew 28:18-20