The book Joining Jesus on His Mission explains that building Christ’s church is Christ’s mission—not ours. Remember what Jesus declared to his disciples:“[O]n this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 (ESV). Jesus has done and will do everything he has ever said he would; building his church is no different.
In our Sunday Bible Study discussions, Holy Cross North Miami has been discussing what it means to be a New Testament Church. We gathered every scripture we could locate in the New Testament letters to the early Church in which the Bible describes instructions for the early Church. Above is a word collage of the most frequent words that appear in those scriptures.