Why do we exist (as a church)?

Sometimes we lose sight of why we exist, especially in the Church. As a follow on to the previous post (“What does it mean to be Lutheran?”) this post looks at the vertical relationship between God and people. And as a consequence, this post looks at the ongoing relationship, as Peter wrote:

…but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18)

Note that Peter is writing that in the context of preparing for the end and the return of Jesus Christ.

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Acts 2:42

God initiates, humans respond

Discipleship flows from that vertical relationship started by God. Discipleship involves growing individually in faith in Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Disciples view the world as the mission field


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One Response to Why do we exist (as a church)?

  1. Emily Cook says:

    what a great visual way to put the heart of the church!


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