What's So Great About the Church? - Bible Study Series


Many churches are experiencing rapid and drastic declines in church attendance and participation; for some, the problem has reached crisis levels. What is most intriguing is that this mass exodus from the Church is not necessarily tied to a loss of personal faith in Jesus Christ. It’s just that many people who love Jesus Christ can’t stand His Church! When asked about their Church participation, many will respond with a shrug: “What’s so great about the Church?”

Actually, that’s a good question! What is so “great” about the Church? Do I need to be an active part of a local congregation in order to be saved? Does being a “in” the Church only mean that I attend a house of worship on Sundays?

The lesson series “What’s So Great about the Church?” addresses these and other issues from the Gospel of Matthew (the only of the four Gospels, incidentally, to use the term “church” in 16:18) and discovers three things that make the Church “great”: a Great Revelation (Matthew 16), a Great Commandment (Matthew 22) and a Great Commission (Matthew 28)!