Week 34– 20 October 2013

The Breakthrough Church-Breaking through to higher ground

1. The Destination of the Church

  • The Bride of Christ without blemish
  • “that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” Eph 5:27

2. The Church is for display

  • The amazing grace of God
  • The unconditional love of God
  • The transforming power of Christ
  • The manifold wisdom of God (Eph 3:10-11) – “to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord…”
  • The victory of the Cross

3. Focus on the purpose

  • Mark 16:15-18
  • Preach the gospel
  • Drive out demons
  • Heal the sick

4. Key to breakthrough

  • Know our authority in Christ – “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.” (Mat 16:19)