We started a few weeks ago to think a little bit about the church. As I was mentioning in one of the services this morning, we have a lot of new people in our church. Austin asked a few Sunday nights ago when we were having a little discussion of folks who had come in the last few years. And we were amazed at how many people have come to our church in the last few years. And it seemed important to us to talk about the church so the people understand what a church should be. And, of course, there's a lot of confusion out there about what a church really is.
So we started this little series on how to recognize a church. How do you know you found the real thing? And we started in Matthew chapter 16 with a confession that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. And so we said that, first of all, a church is a collection of people who confess Jesus as Lord. It is an assembly of people who worship the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the focus of their life....
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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry... gty.org