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Scripture: Acts 2
Churches come in all shapes and sizes. People go to church for many different reasons--emotional, relational, social, spiritual. Some think it is a place to help you find God and others that it keeps you from finding God. Of all the descriptions and aspects of the church, what is it at its core? In this series, Dr. Merritt focuses on Acts 2 and the early church of the New Testament, using its foundation to uncover the church's mission. The church is designed to be a force for eternal good in the world, to fulfill God's mission, to truly change lives. Dr. Merritt moves beyond the stereotypes--meetings, choirs, by-laws, budgets, steeples, pews, technologies and praise bands--to take an honest and encouraging look at how a body of believers does life together for God's glory.
Keywords: church, congregation, parish, Word of God, Bible, Scripture, Old Testament, New Testament, neighbors, Pastor, leadership, purpose, plan
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.