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A Vision for Church Planting at Coral Hill

Week 1 Audio Sermon Note:

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“16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28, ESV)


The Great Commission is not just a call to ‘make disciples’ but to ‘baptize’…and baptism implies incorporation into a covenant community - a church (Acts 2:37-47)


“Jesus did not intend his disciples to go about haphazardly evangelizing; he instructed to gather these new converts into new churches.” (J.D. Greear)


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The book of Acts is not merely a New Testament story of evangelism and discipleship, it is a story of the advancement of God’s Kingdom through the planting of churches.  Acts opens with an introduction to the first Jerusalem church and ends with the church multiplying all over the known world.  Wherever the Gospel went, churches were started.



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