by Stan Coffey

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The Function of the Church (5 of 8)
Series: Back to the Basics
Stan Coffey
I Corinthians 12:12-26

We have been talking about the five purposes of the church, "Back to the Basics". Back to basics means getting back to what the church is all about. What are we here for? We have been talking about the basics of the church. We have talked about the founder of the church which relates to the very beginning of the church. We have talked about the foundation of the church, the Word of God. The prophets and apostles who gave us the foundation on which the church of the Lord Jesus Christ was built. We have talked about the fellowship of the church. And today we are going to talk about "The Function of the Church" or ministry.

The church is the body of Christ. And a body must function. If a body is to be useful it must function as it was designed to function. The body is not built to be a couch potato. The body is meant to produce. The body is meant for a purpose. The body is meant for productivity. And the Lord designed His body, the church, to function and to produce and to glorify God. That is the function of the church really, to glorify God. The function of the church is to win souls to Jesus Christ, but the end of it all is to glorify God. That is why you and I are here. That is the purpose of our lives. As today as we look at this topic we are really looking at the function of the church or the ministry of the church, about every member being a minister.

I Corinthians 12:12-26 (NAS) "For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14For the body is not one member, but many. 15If the foot says, "Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a pa ...

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