THE CHURCH is the means for carrying out the mission that Jesus gives us. As individuals, we each have an important part to play. We can pray, give, serve, and become effective personal ambassadors for Christ. However, we release our greatest power to change the world when we come together to organize and focus the resources that we each bring. A church of any size can have a much more powerful impact than its individual members can have on their own.
—Linda Tower Pevey
We are the Church … Let’s Act Like It: A Study on the Book of Acts
From page 8 of We are the Church: Let’s Act Like It by Linda Tower Pevey. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Name some ways your church carries out the mission of Jesus Christ? Share your thoughts.
You will be his witness to all the world of what you have seen and heard.
—Acts 22:15, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
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