Scriptures: Acts 4:31-33
As a church, we are proud and able to say that we are a great church because God is doing great things here and there are greater things to come! We are a church like the first church in Acts and our God is a God of the greater things!
What are the signs of a great church?
1) Great times of prayer and praise: A great churches' prayer and praise causes a shaking in the assembly where the presence of the Holy Spirit is felt and experienced.
2) Great Preaching- Great preaching is when God's Word is declared with boldness. Boldness is the courage to press through ones fears. Great preaching exalts the Savior, edifies the saints and exposes sin.
3) Great People- It takes great people to make a great church. People who will leave their nets to follow Christ. People willing to share their wealth. People willing to lay down their lives.
4) Great Purpose- Our purpose is to obtain the promises of God. Our purpose is to offer others the Gospel. Our purpose is to help people get to Heaven.
We are a great church because we serve a great God who has instilled us with great vision and purpose and afforded us great tools to get to a great future.