How Did the Church Begin?
In this new section of our Foundations for Living studies, we will look at the role, purpose, and function of the church today. It is vitally important to understand how the church was established. Man did not initiate the beginning of the church; Christ did. In fact, it is the only organization Jesus ever started.
Christ established it.
“Christ is the head of the Church, which is His body. He is the first of all who will rise from the dead, so he is first in everything” (Colossians 1:18 NLT).
Christ purchased it.
“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28).
Christ will bless and maintain it.
“On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).