Series: "My Church" Introduction
"My Church" Introduction
September 12, 2021 | Travis Simone
Passage: Matthew 16:13-20
From September of 2021 to June of 2022, the Chapel family will seek to align its understanding of church with Jesus’ intention for church. We will walk through eight sermon series that will call us to greater levels of understanding and obedience regarding the beauty, the worship, the location, the relationships, the “chosen instrument”, and the life of the church. These series will challenge us to engage questions like: What is the church? Why is there a church? What does the church do? Where is the church located? What are relationships in the church supposed to be like? What kind of people does God use in the church? What characterizes the life of the church?
“My Church” — Matthew 16:13-20
— The church belongs to Jesus
— The only one who can say, “my church,” is Jesus
— What does the Greek word, “Ecclesia,” mean?
— The dual nature of the church as called out from the world to gather and called from the gathering back into the world