Read Matthew 16:16-18

As was shared on Sunday, I believe that the local church is the hope of the world.  Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, “I will build My church and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.”

The local church is God’s church. It’s His instrument to reach the world, and I believe it should be one of the most effective, exciting, and healthy organisms on the planet.   When you read the book of Acts, you can see both the birth and the expansion of the church.  There is Godly passion in leadership, readiness to preach the gospel, all fueled by a powerful unity among all those involved.  There is also empowerment by the Holy Spirit experienced by all that led to effectiveness in reaching more people for Christ.

WE are the ongoing story of the Church as we go “to the ends of the earth.” We need to be passionate about our churches being healthy and growing.  Do you believe that the Church is the hope of the world?  What are you doing to offer that hope?