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What do you see as important?

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What do you see as important?

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  1. What do you see as important? “Take thy rod…and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes that it give forth its water; and thou shalt bring water out of the rock; so thou shalt give the congregation and their cattle drink” (Num.20:8) “…Take with thee …thy rod …Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it that the people may drink” (Ex. 17:6) “Because ye believed not in me to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel… (Num. 20:12)

  2. 40 Days of Purpose • See God’s word in “fresh ways” – Individual paraphrases • “Hallowed be thy name”(Matt. 6:9) • “Reveal who you are”(Eugene Peterson – Message) • Entering the family of God – “Jesus I believe in you and I receive you”(p. 58-59) • No where does Rick Warren appeal to God’s word to reveal the purpose of baptism (Acts 2:38, I Cor. 12:13; I Pet. 3:21)

  3. “Seeker Services”…Contemporary, Country, Charismatic, Casual Saddleback Church – weekly attendance 16,000 The Purpose-Driven Church Community, Crowd, Congregation, Committed, Core RickWarren: Lead people to Christ, build them up, equip for ministry, send out missionaries all to the glory of God

  4. PURPOSE-DRIVEN CHURCH • “Pillar and Ground of the truth” (I Tim. 3:15, 2 Tim. 2:15, Titus 1:1, I Pet. 1:22, 3 Jn. 8, 2 Jn. 2; 2 Jn. 4) • Faith in power of God not wisdom of men (I Cor. 2:1-5; I Cor. 1:17) • Preach Word – Always the need (2 Tim. 4:1-4, Gal. 1:10-12, Jn. 6:26) Truth the Purpose – Not Numbers Faith in Word – not via entertainment The Authoritative Word– Not “felt needs”

  5. Singing With Purpose • “Worship” – “Kiss Towards” Whom? (Rev. 22:9) • The Character of Songs: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16) • Sing with grace in heart to God – Joy (Col. 3:16, Eph. 5:19, Jms. 5:13) • Teaching and Admonishing one another (Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16)

  6. Singing With Purpose • Singing with Understanding – Edify all (I Cor. 14:15-17, 26) • What do the words mean? • Orderly – So Edification of all can occur ( I Cor. 14:40) • Emphasis upon meaning or emotional affect?

  7. PURPOSE-DRIVEN CHURCH Worship service of Saints is the “seeker service” (I Cor. 14:23) Edification – Understanding – Not felt needs – “Judged” (I Cor. 14:12, 24-25)

  8. PURPOSE-DRIVEN CHURCH Baptism: “for the remission of sins” Acts 2:38 “eis” - Remission of sins Denominational Baptism “Because of remission of sins (Acts 2:38) Sins already Remitted? “eis”??? Jesus’ blood poured out “for remission of sins” – ( Matt. 26:28) “eis” ___?______

  9. Our Purpose – Always… Believe God and Sanctify Him in the eyes of the People Purpose of Church Purpose of Worship Purpose of Baptism