April 7, 2024

The Purpose of the Universal Church

Passage: Isaiah 61:1-9
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  • Summary: 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.
  • Speaker: Bryant Bailles
  • Passage: Isaiah 61:1-9

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