The Church and Its Purpose
Most churches are simply having church rather than accomplishing a specific purpose. There is a lot of preaching...a lot of singing...but we are not producing strong Christians who can influence their community for Jesus Christ.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
- Matthew 16:18-19 (KJV)