Upside Down: An Unstoppable Movement, Not a Building on a Corner

Jesus said that the church is unstoppable.

In Matthew 16, Jesus said that “the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.” We might believe these words that Jesus spoke, but do we really see the church as unstoppable? What exactly did Jesus mean by saying that Hell itself could not stop the church of Jesus Christ? Unfortunately, we are more likely to see the church as a building on a corner that we come to on Sunday, or maybe a social center, than to see it as an unstoppable movement.

If this is the case, then our understanding of the church and it’s mission needs to be turned upside down.

Without a doubt, the church of Jesus Christ is the hope of the world. There is no other hope. The church was designed by Jesus to impact and change culture in profound ways by the power of the gospel! It is Jesus’ plan for the church to be an unstoppable movement. The idea of a church sitting on a corner waiting for people to come to a place is not a New Testament idea. The New Testament, and Jesus Himself, paint the church as a movement of missional people that cannot be overpowered by Hell itself.

Are you ready to join the movement?

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UpsideDown: Making Disciples, Not Church Attenders

What do you think the mission of the church really is?

Some think it is to have a program for kids. A place where they can know about Jesus and give them things to do.
Some think it’s to sing a few songs and hear a 20 minute sermon once per week.
Some think it s a place to come so you can hame some marry you and bury you.
Some think it is a social center, it’s all about relationships.
Some aren’t sure but just want to get out before the Methodists get to Olympic.

Why are we here? There is only one person that gets to pick the mission of the church: Jesus! This week in our UpsideDown series, we’ve been looking at things in our lives or in the church that we’ve looked at wrong…or we have misunderstood. We have to change the way we think about why we are here.

Jesus gave us the mission We need to get on the same page and avoid a lot of frustration.

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20