This Sunday at Asbury we are looking at the subject of the church. “A Vital Church Grows” if the church is to impact the community it serves it must be willing to do three things. First it must exalt God and who He is. Secondly, it must build up the saints by encouraging one another to do the work of ministry and thirdly it must be evangelistic.
Today too many churches are no longer preaching about the cross that Jesus bore for us. They are proclaiming a message that makes people comfortable and is socially acceptable. In fact many churches have turned their back on scripture. If the church is to be vital, we must get back to our scriptural roots.
We are beginning to take a look at the New Testament church and how it can function in today’s society. Our scripture is taken from Acts 2:40-47. I am including it here for you. “40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added [f]to the church daily those who were being saved.”
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