To Glorify God by…Constantly acknowledging God’s rightful place as Creator and Sustainer of the universe both in our lives and in our speech.
I Corinthians 10:31
The means by which the Church glorifies God can be divided into four areas:
- Worship – The actions of the Church to give the Body of Christ opportunity to gather to ascribe worth to God, to recognize God’s glory, greatness, power, victory, majesty, and dominion, to yield itself to the rule and dominion of God, to bow to His authority and to confess its dependence on God as its sovereign Head (I Chronicles 29:11-13; John 4:23-24).
- Instruction – The actions of the Church to give the Body of Christ an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Word of God, to be equipped for Christian service, and to develop qualitative family life (Acts 2:42-26; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 2:7).
- Fellowship – The actions of the Church to give the Body of Christians opportunity to participate in the eternal life of God by the grace of God, the salvation of Christ, and the blessing of the indwelling Spirit by exercising the Spiritual Gift given to each member (I Corinthians 12:14; Romans 12:1-8; Ephesians 4:4-16; I Peter 4:7-11), by confessing our sins to one another (James 5:16), praying for one another (Colossians 3:13), bearing one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), loving one another (I John 4:7), rebuking one another (Titus 1:13), comforting one another (I Thessalonians 4:18; 5:11), exhorting one another (Hebrews 3:13; 10:25), edifying one another (Romans 14:19), and admonishing one another (Romans 15:14).
- Evangelism – The actions of the Church to give the whole world an opportunity to hear the Gospel and to accept Christ (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)