What is the Mission of the Church?

What is the Mission of the Church?

Jan 06, 2019

Passage: Matthew 28:16-20

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: We Are Going

Detail:

Mission Statement for First Baptist Douglasville:
We exist to display the glory of God by making disciples and proclaiming the gospel throughout the world.

John MacArthur: “The climax and major focal point not only of this gospel but of the entire New Testament. It is not an exaggeration to say that, it in its broadest sense, it is the focal point of all Scripture.”

We are going to…

  1. Glorify God. (Mt. 28:16-17)
    • Shorter Westminster Catechism: “man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”
    • William Carey: “When I am gone, say nothing about Dr. Carey. Speak about Dr. Carey’s Savior.”
    • 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

 

  1. Make Disciples. (Mt. 28:18-19)
    • David Platt: “We go because Jesus is worthy of the worship of every person on the planet.”
    • John Piper: “Missions exist because worship doesn’t.”
    • Matthew 4:19: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
    • 3 Facets of Disciple-making:
      1. We share the word
      2. We show the word
      3. We teach the word
  2. Proclaim The Gospel.(Mt. 28:20)