God’s Purpose & Mission for The Church
What is God’s purpose & mission for the church ? What is the one thing that He desires more than anything else ? This one thing is something that God desires for all people. That is why it is God’s top priority. And God’s purpose & mission for the church.
To understand God’s top priority and desire, you need to understand God’s heart. God has a great love for all people in His heart. Because God loves everyone so much, He wants all people to have a restored personal relationship with Him.
“God wants all men to be saved, and come to a knowledge of the truth.” – 1 Timothy 2:4
God also wants everyone to be close to Him and have close fellowship and intimacy with God. And God wants everyone to have abundant life, full of meaning and purpose. God also wants everyone to have eternal life in heaven with Him once their life is done here.
God’s Purpose & Mission For The Church
Why Don’t People Have A Personal Relationship With God ?
The Bible tells us that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Because of our sin, we all have a broken relationship with God. God’s Word also tells us that our sin cause us to be far and separated from God.
“But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.” – Isaiah 59:2
If someone does not help us with this problem of sin, then we will forever be far and separated from God. And we will all be under the punishment for our sins, forever.
“For the wages of sin is death…” – Romans 6:23
God’s Purpose & Mission For The Church
How Much Does God Want Everyone To Be Be Saved ?
If someone does not help us with our problem of sin and a broken relationship with God, then we will forever be separated from God and under the punishment for our sins. But God sent the answer. Because it is God’s top priority for us to be saved and have a restored personal relationship with God, He send His own son Jesus to fix our problem.
God needed to send His own son Jesus because it took a perfect sacrifice to pay the price for all of our sins. Religion cannot fix our sin. Going to church cannot fix our sin. Doing good things cannot fix our sin. Only Jesus can fix this problem we all have.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23
Jesus’ Top Priority And Mission
When Jesus was here on earth, before he died on the cross, He had a ministry for 3 years. Jesus was always laser focused on the important mission that His Father God gave him. What was His mission and top priority ?
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” – Luke 19:10
Jesus was always going out to seek lost people and tell them about God’s love and the wonderful gift of salvation and eternal life. He was driven by His love for God and His love and passion for lost people. Driven by “agape” love, which is selfless and sacrificial love for others.
Jesus was also actively involved in the 2nd part of God’s purpose & mission for the church.
In Part 2 of God’s Purpose & Mission For The Church we will continue to study what God wants of His church. And what ought to be the church’s top priority.
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