It is easy to lose focus on what the “work of the
We understand – biblically – that the Lord’s church
is to see the lost and edify the saved.
Too often, however, much of our time and energy is spent on
“the saved”, and for many, “worship services.”
While the latter is not to be minimized the former must be
Let’s refocus our energy on getting more
involved in the work of the church, which is well pleasing to
Seeking the Lost
Jesus sought sinners...because sinners need salvation. Lk.
19:10; Lk. 5:32
So important is this endeavor Jesus emphasized it to His
The work is no different today.
Edifying the Saved
This is the foundation of fellowship among the
saved. Cp. Eph.
This fellowship is what brought about their edification for
We come together for the purpose of edification.
time among the lost:
Let them know you genuinely care for them. Cp. 1
among the groups we have toward this endeavor: Bible study
of opportunities to fellowship with one another throughout the
week. Cp. 2
Tim. 2:2; Heb. 10:24-25
Other Areas of Service
Greet visitors (handout visitor cards, bulletins, etc.).
Letters, phone calls, visit visitors.
Whatever you do … Get involved in the work of the
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
Church of Christ