May God Be Glorified
May The World Be Won
And Christians Grow In The Image of Christ
& ENJOY THE COMPANY OF ONE ANOTHER
GECC 2016 OUTREACH INITIATIVE
If you were not able to attend one of the special presentations of the GECC Outreach Initiative, please listen to the audio and follow along with the provided notes, both are located in the "Audio/Video Downloads: section of this website. You will be excited as you listen and discover that there is something very "doable" for everyone no matter what age we may be. Pray for this and seek guidance as to where our God wants to use you in this Outreach action.
Always remember how important you are in sharing God's love and word throughout the world.
The Church of the Bible began in Jerusalem on the day of the Pentecost (A.D. 30). With the coming of the Holy Spirit and the preaching of the gospel of salvation for the first time, many accepted the message, believed in Jesus, and were baptized for the remission of their sins. The church began with about three thousand members(Acts 2:37-41). The church is a fellowship of believers, and it was established by Jesus so that His ministry would continue on earth after His ascension into Heaven(Acts 1:8).
There are many pictures used in the New Testament to descibe the relationship of the church to Jesus. The church is the bride of Jesus(Ephesians 5:22-32; Revelation 21:2) with Jesus the bridegroom (John 3:29). It is a building (1 Corinthians 3:9) with Christ being the builder (Mattew 16:18) and the chief cornerstone (Ephisians 2:19,20). It is a living body (1 Corintians 12:18-27; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22,23) with Christ as the head of the body (Colossians 2:19). It is a temple (1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 2:21) in which God dwells (Ephesians 2:22).