The Church As It Ought To Be: A Study Of The Book Of Acts

Each year, in some local congregation, a member walks away from the Church. It’s a problem that reaches back to the establishment of the Church: baptized believers being added to the Church by God, but sometime later exit through what we call “the back door” no longer desiring to be associated with the Church. The Word of God speaks to the problem: Beware, brethren, lest there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily…” (Hebrews 3:13).

Truthfully speaking, what do you believe about the Church? The question needs to remain in the mind of every member of God’s Church. God’s people will always have to address the issue of discouraged and dissatisfied members walking away from the Church. But are we willing to admit, when a local congregation is seriously seeking to be the Church as it ought to be, it will experience increase and growth, rather than decline.  

In July, we begin a new sermon series on Acts, The Book of Acts provides us with an inspired and reliable portrait of Church Health and Church Growth. Our goal is clear and simple; to teach and preach the Church of Christ as God intended it to be. At Waterbury, we want our Church family to be God’s Church in all areas of our learning, life, and labor. In this way, our Church will grow spiritually, and we will also grow in numbers to fill every seat in our facility. As your Evangelist, this is the vision that I embrace and pray daily that all members will embrace! VHH          

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