The Church's Main Business (1 of 4) by Jerry Vines

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The Church's Main Business (1 of 4)
Series: Evangelism 101
Jerry Vines
Matthew 28:16-20

What is the church's main business? What is the church here for? What are we doing in downtown Jacksonville? Why have we, for all of these years, been a church located in downtown?

This Scripture is after the resurrection of Jesus. He is getting ready to go back to heaven. (Matthew 28:16- 20)

Any organization, institution, or business justifies its existence only in so far as it carries out the purpose for which it was founded. This is certainly true in every area of life. A grocery store justifies its existence if it continues to make groceries available to people. If you walked into a grocery store and said, ''I would like to buy a dozen bananas,'' and they said, ''We are sorry, we don't sell food in here but we have some motor oil if you would like to have that.'' It wouldn't be long until they would be out of existence.

Or if you went to a university and walked into the registrar's office and they said, ''What can we do for you?'' You say, ''I would like to sign up for some courses to educate myself in several areas.'' The should say to you,'' We don't have any courses available for you but if you would like a dozen bananas we have plenty of those.'' It wouldn't be long until that institution would be out of existence.

So any organization, institution, or business justifies its existence only as long as it accomplishes the purpose for which it is intended. That is true also of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. What is the main purpose of a church? What is a church here for?

I want you to follow with me certain statements that I believe give us the irresistible logic of the main business of the church. If there is a heaven, AND THERE IS, and if there is a hell, AND THERE IS, and if Jesus died on the cross to make it possible for people to go to heaven and not go to hell, then the most important business of the church is to let people know that they do ...


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