Emmanuel Church Canterbury

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The church's purpose: membership, ministry, maturity ... Mission
The purpose of the church
Bible Passage

Acts 19:8–10 (Listen)

And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. But when some became stubborn and continued in unbelief, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them and took the disciples with him, reasoning daily in the hall of Tyrannus.1 10 This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.

Footnotes

[1] 19:9 Some manuscripts add from the fifth hour to the tenth (that is, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

(ESV)

Ephesians 1:11–14 (Listen)

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee1 of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,2 to the praise of his glory.

Footnotes

[1] 1:14 Or down payment
[2] 1:14 Or until God redeems his possession

(ESV)