Building a Great Congregation Involves Purpose

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This is the first in a series of sermons regarding building a great congregation no matter the size or the budget.

This particular lesson has to do with the purpose of our lives and our congregations.

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Building a Great Congregation Involves Purpose

  1. 1. Building a Great Congregation<br />
  2. 2. Building a Great Congregation<br />Purpose<br />Vision<br />Followers<br />Leadership<br /><ul><li>Work
  3. 3. Teaching
  4. 4. Outreach #1
  5. 5. Outreach #2</li></li></ul><li>The Importance of Purpose<br />“He who has not prepared for the trip should not begin his journey.”<br />–Anonymous<br />
  6. 6. The Importance of Purpose<br />“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?” <br />(Luke 14.28; ESV)<br />
  7. 7. The Importance of Purpose<br />Remember your spiritual purpose is greater than your physical purpose.<br />Your spiritual purpose must be in line with God’s purpose.<br />
  8. 8. The Purpose of Christ<br />“And he said to them, ‘Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.’”<br />(Mark 1.38; ESV)<br />Also see Luke 19.10<br />
  9. 9. What is God’s Purpose?<br />God seeks the redemption of man:<br />2 Peter 3.9<br />1 Timothy 2.3-4<br />2 Timothy 1.9<br />
  10. 10. United Purpose Leads to Growth<br />Acts 5.42<br />The purpose of the church is to make known the manifold wisdom of God. (Ephesians 3:10-11)<br />
  11. 11. Purpose + Vision + Actions<br /><ul><li>“He who starts a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”</li></ul>John 15.2-8<br />
  12. 12. Your Personal Purpose<br />“He that does good for God’s sake seeks neither praise or reward; he is sure of both in the end.”<br />–William Penn<br />
  13. 13. Building a Great Congregation<br />

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