Acts 1:8, Acts 9:1-31; 1 Corinthians 12.
We describe our purpose as Bromsgrove Baptist Church like this: “Offering the transforming love of Jesus Christ in the realities of life”. For that to be possible, we ourselves first need to be renewed and transformed, and then as we come together in unity we can live out our God given purpose as “church in all its fullness”.
As we look at the transformed life of the Apostle Paul, we’ll notice that his renewing strengthened the purpose of the early church to be Christ’s witnesses “to the ends of earth” (Acts 1:8). The early church seemed to embrace its purpose well in Acts, so why did Paul need to remind the church in Corinth soon after to be totally focused on its purpose?
How much are we holding tightly to the purpose that God has given to us as his church today?