Som 02 the church & its mission

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Having studied the basic foundational truths of the Christian church, it is now time for us to examine more closely the church itself. Three basic questions need to be answered in relation to the church, namely What is the Church? How do we identify the church when we see it? & How is the church supposed to engage the world?

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Som 02 the church & its mission

  1. 1. SOM-02 The Church & Its Mission Having studied the basic foundational truths of the Christian church, it is now time for us to examine more closely the church itself. Three basic questions need to be answered in relation to the church, namely What is the Church? How do we identify the church when we see it? & How is the church supposed to engage the world?
  2. 2. What is the Church? Ano ba ang iglesya?
  3. 3. TOWARDS A FUNCTIONAL CHURCH IN SOCIETY
  4. 4. “The Church is a people, a community of people, who owe their existence, their solidarity, & their corporate distinctness from other communities to one thing only – the call of God.” (John Stott)
  5. 5. “The CHURCH is the covenant community of the people of God.”
  6. 6. POPULATION: 6 billion Nearly 30% of by year 2025: population are below 7.8 billion 15 years old Christian: 32% 267 nations Muslim: 21% Hindu: 14% 407.1 million internet users Buddhist: 7% Non-religious: 15% Operation World Others: 11% 21stCentury Edition The WORLD Today
  7. 7. Evangelicals: 17 of 25 largest 84.5 million world cities are (2.8%) in strongholds of 1960, 420 Islam, Hinduism million (6.9%) & other non- in 2000 Christian religions 66% of evangelicals 26 million live in Two Christian Thirds world martyrs in 20th century Cross-cultural (documented cases) missionaries: Operation World 143,189 21st Century Edition The CHURCH Today
  8. 8. “… saibabawngbatongito ay itatayokoangakingiglesya at angpintuanngdaigdigngmga patay ay hindimagtatagumpaylabansa kanya …” (Mt 16:18)
  9. 9. KATANGIAN ng Iglesya 1. Called in Grace by God Tinawag ng Diyos – De 7:7-8 –The Lord set his heart on you & chose you, even though you didn’t outnumber all the other people. You were the smallest of all nations. You were chosen because the Lord loved you & kept the oath he swore to your ancestors. So he used his mighty right hand to bring you out. He freed you from slavery under Pharaoh (the king of Egypt).
  10. 10. KATANGIAN ng Iglesya 1. Called in Grace by God Tinawag ng Diyos – Jn 1:17 – DumatingangKautusansaaminsapamamagitanniMois es; ngunitsapamamagitannamanniJesu-Cristo ay dumatingangkagandahang-loob at katotohanan.
  11. 11. KATANGIAN ng Iglesya 2. Gawasapamamagitan ng PananampalatayakayKristo  Ep 2:8-9 – Sapagkatdahilsakagandahang-loob ng Diyos kayo ay naligtassapamamagitan ng pananampalataya; at angkaligtasangito'ykaloob ng Diyos at hindisapamamagitan ng inyongsarili; hindiitobunga ng inyongmgagawakaya'twalangdapatipagmalakiangsin uman.
  12. 12. KATANGIAN ng Iglesya 2. Gawasapamamagitan ng PananampalatayakayKristo  Ac 4:12 – Kaya'tsinabini Pedro samgatao, "MgaIsraelita, bakit kayo nagtatakasanangyaringito? Bakitninyokamitinitingnannangganyan? Akalabaninyo'ynapalakadnaminsiyadahilsasarili naming kapangyarihanokabanalan?
  13. 13. KATANGIAN ng Iglesya 3. IsangIglesya(Ep 4:4-6; 1:22-23)  1 Katawan, 1 Ulo, MaramingBahagi(1 Co 12)  Kommunidad
  14. 14. KATANGIAN ng Iglesya 4. Nagmulasa OT hangangsa NT 5. Katangian ng Iglesya  Makikita at 'dimakikita  Local & Universal  Organism & Organization
  15. 15. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya 1. TRADITIONAL – “Qualities”  Unity  Holiness  Catholicity  Apostolicity
  16. 16. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya 2. EXPERIENTIALLY Two defn: Lutheran & Calvin  Worship  Word  Sacrament  Government
  17. 17. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya 1. WORSHIP  Common Concept as Praise  A Framework  Sacred History Reenacted
  18. 18. MgaHaligi ng Pagsamba
  19. 19. MgaHaligi ng Pagsamba
  20. 20. MgaHaligi ng Pagsamba LITURGY (Danger: FORMALISM)
  21. 21. MgaHaligi ng Pagsamba SPONTANEOUS LITURGY EXPRESSION (Danger: FORMALISM) (Danger: CONFUSION)
  22. 22. MgaHaligi ng Pagsamba SPONTANEOUS LITURGY EXPRESSION (Danger: FORMALISM) (Danger: CONFUSION)
  23. 23. MgaHaligi ng Pagsamba SPONTANEOUS LITURGY EXPRESSION (Danger: FORMALISM) (Danger: CONFUSION)
  24. 24. MgaHaligi ng Pagsamba SPONTANEOUS LITURGY EXPRESSION (Danger: FORMALISM) (Danger: CONFUSION)
  25. 25. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya 2. WORD Salita ng Diyos  General Overview:  1,200 yrs  40 writers  60 generations  Statement: AngBiblia ay Salita ng Diyos&angpinaka-batas Supreme Norm ng Pananampalataya& Gawain
  26. 26. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya – Authoritative Because…  Inspired (God-breathed) Original Copy  Inerrant (Walang Mali)  Infallible (May karapatan)  Plenary (bawatsalita)  Internal Witness – Prophecy & Transforming Power  Archeology
  27. 27. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya – OT Validation by Christ – NT Validation by the Holy Spirit
  28. 28. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya 3. SACRAMENTS (ORDINANCES)  Baptism o As a sign & seal of covenant o Token of salvation – symbol of reality
  29. 29. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya  Lord's Supper  Transubstantiation  Consubstantiation  Commemoration
  30. 30. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya 4. GOVERNMENT  Structure o Nature of God – Order (1 Co 14:33) o Demand of the Body – System o Authority to do good & punish evil (Ro 13: 1-5)
  31. 31. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya – Discipline (Mt 18:15-20)  Ethical Demand of God (Is 6:3; De 7:6; 1 Pe 1:16)  Holy Standard (Ex 20:17)
  32. 32. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya  Orderly (Mt 18: 15-20) – One on One – With Witness (cf. De 19:15) – Congregation (or through Officers)
  33. 33. MGA PALATANDAAN ng Iglesya  Purifying Effect (Pr 22:15)  Restoration – Repentance – Forgiveness – Forgetting
  34. 34. NT Principles 1. The Bible assumes the appointment of a formal leadership within the church, & that leadership will be provided, with authority, by those so designated within the congregation. 2. Leadership Team (cf. Ti. 1:5; Acts 14; Phil. 1:1). 3. God appoints individuals to the office of pastor- teacher (Eph. 4:11) – distinct from, yet wholly different from that of the elder, but affirmed by the elders.
  35. 35. BIBLICAL BALANCE  The church needs  The church also effective pastoral needs a viable lay leadership not just leadership team that in preaching & is an authentic teaching, but also in governing body leadership in with real authority oversight & & responsibility as administration. well.
  36. 36. RATIONALE FOR VIABLE LAY LEADERSHIP  The need for collective consensus, or to benefit from the wisdom of the community.  The need for continuity. Pastors come & go but the community continues its life & ministry.  The need for accountability. A necessary safeguard & accountability structure for the pastor.
  37. 37. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya 1. FELLOWSHIP 2. PROCLAMATION 3. SERVICE 4. WITNESS
  38. 38. being God's prophetic voice by revealing the joys of the kingdom of God engaging society with biblical truth to people outside of our faith community truth- kingdom tellin building g TT KB functional showing the love of God mission to people both inside & GN S outside of our faith community though acts of declaring the Good News of mercy, relief rehab & Jesus Christ to all people development good news service
  39. 39. public advocacy in marketplaces like-minded like-minded groups faith communities engage in social justice active public square truth- active cooperation tellin promote participation g freedom kingdom transformation of building public perception evangelism unity church TT KB charity active planting liberty accountability discipleship functional education intercessory prayer leadership religious government value transformation team livelihood GN S programs schools declare Jesus as Lord & Saviour development of community free medical- good by the transformed dental clinics recognise His news service central role in mercy transforming intentional culturally-relevant rehab the world evangelism relief
  40. 40. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya 1. FELLOWSHIP (KOINONIA)  Common Inheritance (what we share IN together)  Cooperative Service (what we share OUT together)  Reciprocal responsibility (what we share WITH one another)John Stott
  41. 41. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya FELLOWSHIP − BASIS • In Union with Christ (Ep 1) • Induction Into His Body (1 Co 12:12) • Spiritual Unity with One Another (Ep 4) – indissoluble as the Trinity • Called to Experiential Unity (Jo 17:21)
  42. 42. ETHNICITY GENTILE ONE ETHNICITY GENTILE HUMANITY IN CHRIST ETHNICITY GENTILE ETHNICITY JEW
  43. 43. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya FELLOWSHIP − PRINCIPLES • In Matters Essential −Unity • In Matters Non-Essential −Liberty • In All Other Matters −Charity
  44. 44. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya 2. PROCLAMATION (KERYGMA) The Gospel of Jesus "The Spirit of the Lord is with me. He has anointed me to tell the Good News to the poor. He has sent me to announce forgiveness to the prisoners of sin and the restoring of sight to the blind, to forgive those who have been shattered by sin, to announce the year of the Lord's favor.”
  45. 45. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya 2. PROCLAMATION (KERYGMA) The Gospel of Jesus  The Gospel is Good News o Christ came to identify with sinners; o died for their sins; & …
  46. 46. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya o rose again from the grave for their justification o The cross is the exclusive ground of salvation for people & victory over Satan
  47. 47. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya  Pangangailangan ng Pagbabago o Pag-iisip – minimum theological content o Damdamin – repentance, remorse o Kalooban – willful response in faith
  48. 48. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya  Proclamation of the Gospel is Indispensable (Mt 24:14) o…
  49. 49. In the Church Mt 13:25, 30, 36; 25:32 All beyond the Church Ac 1:8
  50. 50. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya  The Authority of Proclamation – The Word o Evangelical Theology is …
  51. 51. response to Answerable divine to God revelation
  52. 52. The Result of Proclamation Witness to the World Membership in Individual Salvation the Church
  53. 53. Why is our church not evangelising? Bakit hindi nag-eevangelize ang ating iglesya?
  54. 54. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya 3.SERVICE (DIAKONIA)Lifestyle of Service  Calvin's Concept of Ministry o pietas – piety leitoirgia – service of God caritas – charity diakonia – service of neighbor o Sum of Christian duty – Mk 12:30-31
  55. 55. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya  Not Equal but Inseparable Duties  Model: Jubilee Church (Acts 4)
  56. 56. Anoba'ngginagawa ng MMBC paramahalinotulunganangatingkom unidad?  Paano natin malaman ang pangangailangan nila? – Ask the provider? – Ask the needy?  Why do you do it?
  57. 57. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya 4.WITNESS (MARTURIA) Truth-Telling  Anoba'ngnaranasan mo saDiyos?  PaanonagingmabutiangMa butingBalitasaiyo?
  58. 58. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya:WITNESS IF JESUS IS LORD OF THE CHURCH …THEN THE CHURCH MUST: Develop Disciples Send Missionaries 1. Obedience to be 1. Doing missions at home & Christlike overseas (Mt 28: 19-20)  Be mature (Ep 4:13) 2. Planting healthy, holistic,  Be imitators (1 Co 1:11) harvesting churches 2. Life of contemplation, 3. Developing Christian prayer, growing in the culture & values in societies Word, constantly filled 4. Working with God to with the Holy Spirit, doing establish His reign & His will realm in the whole world 3. Faithful & fruitful in (Re 15:11) vocational calling
  59. 59. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya CHURCH IS…  PRIESTLY − to offer acceptable spiritual sacrifice of praise & prayer (Ro 12:1-2)  MISSIONARY − to declare to others the excellencies of their God (1 Pe 2:5, 9-10)
  60. 60. MGA GAWAIN ng Iglesya RESPONSIBILITIES  KOINONIA – the demonstration of the character of the new society  KERYGMA – the proclamation of the gospel that calls for repentance of sin & faith in Christ  DIAKONIA – reconciliation, healing, & other forms of service  MARTURIA– becoming Christlike&witnessing to the ends of the earth, even unto death
  61. 61. The Functional Cell / Ang Cell na may Pagsisilbi
  62. 62. There is no dividing line between the church& the world. The church may precede the world today, yet it is only living today what the world itself is ultimately called to in the future. The church in essence bleeds into the world ever calling it to its true destiny. As a foretaste of the renewal of all creation, the church cannot be discontinuous with creation. It cannot be discontinuous with the world because the church is in the process of becoming that very world renewed in Christ. Neither can it merely blend into the world for then all Mission&renewal is lost. Its presence will be in, among&for the world even as it will be distinct from the world. This is what it means to take on the incarnational nature of Christ. It is this very incarnational nature that requires the church to be a discerning community which at times both refuses conformity with the world while at other times joining in (with what God is already at work doing). – David Fitch

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