Our study in the Gospel of Luke will end soon. Of the 4 Gospels, Luke is the longest – which perhaps explains why today’s message is #43. And yet we’ve covered broad themes taking on much longer passages than we normally study. I’ve deliberately done this for I haven’t wanted you to miss Luke’s overall emphasis.
Once we finish Luke, we will begin a mini-series entitled, “The House that Jesus Built.” Jesus said he would build his church.
You and I are part of that building program here at HBC. If we’re to be involved in this plan, then we must obey his directives found throughout the NT.
Our focus during our weeks of study will be on the local church – its ministries, members, ministers and message. Due to the subject matter, most messages won’t be necessarily expositional but more topical, yet each one will be saturated with Scripture. Our task here is to go and make disciples. Our mission statement on the front of the bulletin says it well, to produce disciples of Christ for God’s glory. I believe being a part of a Bible-teaching church is essential to our Christian growth and stability. HBC isn’t a country-club or a social organization, we’re the body of Christ, the family of God, a holy temple. What a privilege to be a part of HBC. Please pray as the series comes together. My desire is not only teach but to encourage as God seeks to use you and me in the house that Jesus is building.