In this lesson, we begin to unpack the importance of understanding the distinct purpose of the universal church (individual Christians in fellowship with Jesus) compared to the purpose of a local church (Christians working together in fellowship). We find that God’s purpose for the universal church is to be at work in the world, while we will see in the next lesson in this series that a local church’s purpose is the work of Christians building each other up in the Lord. Part of a series on biblical fundamentals.

The Gospel of the Kingdom

February 25, 2024
In Matthew chapter 4, Jesus went about teaching the gospel of the kingdom. It’s easy to miss the nature of what Jesus focused His teaching on. In this lesson, we consider the qualities of a kingdom and how those qualities exist in Jesus’ kingdom. This lesson focuses on how any kingdom has government, community, resources and, oftentimes, an enemy.