Us! Part 2: "A Loving Church" Pt. 2
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Delivered By
Pastor Carl Friedel
Delivered On
September 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Central Passage
Matthew 16:13-19
A Loving Church

The word “church” in Matt. 16:18 is the Greek word ekklÄ“sia (pronounced ek-klay-see-yah).  This is a compound word which means literally those who are the “called out from” (Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary). Jesus was not talking about building, but rather a group of people tasked with His mission - “called out from” the constraints of the law, the bondages of sin and death, the appearances of evil, the delusion of piety and the entrapment of guilt.  These people would be called out of these vices for a purpose – that purpose is the three-fold mission of Jesus Christ which is to Love God, Love Each Other and Love the People of Our World.

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