Summary: Trying to prove to the listener that the church can do amazing things when there is commitment to Christ at the foundation of the church.
The Perfect Church- Is It Really Possible?
What is your picture of the perfect world?
To me- it includes the perfect church
But there is no perfect church
What would the perfect church look like?
95% approval rate on a $90 mil. relocation?
3000 person growth in one day?
Small groups – growing spiritually?
Everyone’s main goal is evangelism?
How do we make that dream a reality? (in Petersburg)
Yeah, but what you just said can’t be reality!
It is reality for 2 churches:
The early church
How did they do it?
The church has to be unified to accomplish the above tasks
The power of a unified group is amazing
Alexander the Great 356-323 BC
336-323 BC- conquered the known world
Mk. 3:24, 25; Jn. 17:20, 21
Purpose of unification: for the world to believe
The world can see how we treat each other
But where does unity come from?
Unity’s foundation is commitment to Jesus Christ
He is commanding your priority list
It’s easy to put job first
Popularity and Parties first
We get so wrapped up in us and not the Son
If you’re not committed to Christ, you’re committed to self
Take the issue of music
Either you please God
Or you please self
It proves where your commitment is
This works with every other issue as well:
Budget, church attendance and participation, etc…
Can you picture it?
Our church making a huge impact on our community
It depends on us and our commitment level
Where is your commitment level at today?