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The Two-Fold Mandate of the Church

  1. Carry On the Mandate of Jesus, Luke 4:18-19
    • “…Proclaim good news to the poor…”
    • “…Proclaim liberty to the captives…”
    • “…Recovering of sights to the blinds…”
    • “…Set at liberty those who are oppressed…”
    • “…Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
  2. Carry Out the Great Commission that Jesus gave, Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
  • 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
  • 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
  • 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

The mission of the Church is to save the souls of men. That is its true mission. It is the only mission of the Church. That should be its only thought. The minute that any church admits a singer that does not sing to save souls; the moment a church calls a pastor who does not preach to save souls; the moment a church elects a deacon who does not work to save souls; the moment the church gives a supper or an entertainment of any kind not for the purpose of saving souls, it ceases in so much to be a Church and to fulfill the magnificent mission God gave it. Every concert, every choir service, every preaching service, every Lord’s Supper, every agency that is used in the church must have the great mission plainly before its eye. We are here to save souls of dying sinners. We are here for no other purpose, and the mission of the Church being so clear, that it is the only test of a real church.—Russell H. Con-well.

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Married, with two young adults, serving God's plan and purpose in my life as as husband, father, Jesus' disciple and servant to God's people.

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