Mt. Hermon Church Purpose
The church is to teach Biblical doctrine so that we can be grounded in our faith.
Ephesians 4:14 tells us, “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.”
The church is a place of fellowship, where Christians can be devoted to one another and honor one another (Romans 12:10), instruct one another (Romans 15:14), be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32), encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11), and most importantly love one another (1 John 3:11).
The church is to be a place where believers can observe the Lord’s Supper, remembering Christ’s death and how He shed blood on our behalf (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). The church is to be a place that promotes prayer, teaches prayer, and practices prayer.
Philippians 4:6-7 encourages us, “Do not be anxious about everything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The church is to be a “lighthouse” in the community – pointing people towards our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The church is to both promote the Gospel and prepare its members to proclaim the Gospel (1 Peter 3:15). The church is to be about the business of ministering to those who are in need.
So, with all that said, what is the purpose of this church and all churches? 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 - The church is God’s “body” - we are His hands, mouth, and feet in this world. We are to be doing the things that Jesus Christ would do if He were here physically on the earth. The church is to be “Christian” – “Christ-like” and Christ-following