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  • What on Earth is the Church Here For?
  • Body of Christ View slide
  • Christ is the head of the church, which is his body. He is the first of all who will rise from the dead, so he is first in everything. Colossians 1:18. NLT View slide
  • Choices
  • “ What takes precedence, the vessel’s facilities or its overall purpose?”
  • What is the overall purpose?
  • "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." John 20:21. NIV
  • "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted ,
  • … to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." Luke 4:18-19. NKJV
  • The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10. NKJV
  • Pleasure boat X Rescue craft 
    • Expect a level of service
    • Resist what makes us uncomfortable
    • Lose enthusiasm for new members
  • But you, dear friends, must continue to build your lives on the foundation of your holy faith. And continue to pray as you are directed by the Holy Spirit.
  • Live in such a way that God's love can bless you as you wait for the eternal life that our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy is going to give you.
  • Show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment.
  • There are still others to whom you need to show mercy, but be careful that you aren't contaminated by their sins. Jude 20-23. NLT
  • More are lost than necessary