Sharing the peace and good news of Jesus with his world.
Jesus Christ gave all his followers 5 tasks. The great commandment contains Two and the great commission contains the other three. All are contained in the Bible in the Gospel of Matthew.
The great commandment Matthew 22:37-39 “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, You shall Love your neighbor as yourself.”
The great commission Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded to you: and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
To summarize, our five purposes as a congregation are to:
- Love God
- Love our Neighbor
- Make disciples
- Baptize believers
- Teach them all what he has commanded