Why does the church exist? Even if we can give the theologically correct question, what does it look like practically? The church exists, not for itself, but for mission—to carry out the mission that Jesus Christ gave to it. That mission is to embrace a biblical commitment to planting healthy, reproducing churches.
Scripture References: Acts 13:1-4
Sermons preached at the 2018 annual Sola 5 conference, hosted by Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Alberton, South Africa.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
1 Corinthians 1:4-8