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Purposes of the Local Church, Pt. 2

August 19, 2012 Speaker: Brent Small

Topic: Church Passage: Ephesians 1:4–1:6

In this sermon podcast Pastor Brent completes a two-part message on worship as a primary purpose of the local church.

Central to God’s plan of redemption is worship. In Ephesians 1:4-6, the Apostle Paul states that God has redeemed His people “to the praise of the glory of His grace.” Worship is a central purpose and priority of the church. The church was saved to gather together for the worship of God.

The question then becomes, “What qualifies worship, in the corporate context, to be worship?” In this message, Pastor Brent delivers the final three of six “elements” of corporate worship that enable the church to fulfill its purpose of worship.