Our Purpose and Our Goal
The purpose of the body of Christ as a whole, and the purpose and goal of the congregation of Christ in Buffalo, Wyoming, is to live according to God’s instructions, which He has given to us through His word, and to make known to the world, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We’re told in Ephesians 3:10; “..so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church, to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.” It is the duty of the church as a whole, and of each individual congregation of the Lord’s church, to “make know the manifold wisdom of God”, or in other words, to preach the gospel!
Jesus said; “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” Jn 14:15.
And one of His commandments is to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I command you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” Mat 28:19-20.
It is our goal as individual Christians, as well as collectively as the local body of Christ, to fulfill the commandment of our Lord Jesus, by obeying His word and by spreading that word to all those that we meet.
When the early Christians in the first century in Jerusalem, were dispersed because of the persecution, it says of them in Acts 8:4, “Therefore, those who had been scattered, went about preaching the word” That’s exactly what we are to do today.
Everywhere we go today, we should be preaching the word, and spreading the word, but most especially, LIVING the word. That’s our goal, to live each day of our lives, as Jesus would live. That’s quite a challenge, but that’s what God expects from all of us. Therefore, that should be the goal of each and every one of us today, who wears the name Christian. The bible says, “And the disciples were first called Christians, in Antioch”. Acts 11:26
The Purpose of This Website
Just as we have a purpose as Christians, and just as we have a purpose as the body collectively, we have a definite purpose for this website. Though the Lord hasn’t told anyone to create a website, He has told us to, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He that has believed and has been baptized, shall be saved; but he that disbelieved, shall be condemned” Mark 16:15-16
The best way to preach the gospel, and the way that has always been the best, is to do it one-on-one. Showing people that you care, by taking the time to be their friend, and by showing them that you love them, has always been the best way to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. One-on-one teaching, and personal involvement in the lives of others is how Jesus lived. He cared enough to always give of Himself, in order to serve others, and in order to teach others, personally. And that’s the way we too should teach others, personally. But each one of us cannot actually, “Go into all the world” can we? But we can reach the whole world, through the internet.
What’s the purpose of this website?
To go into all the world, and to preach the gospel to all creation. And it is our purpose, to do it as nearly one-on-one as we can.
When you read the BIBLE ANSWERS that are given in the various articles which we post, just think of it as if we’re having our own bible study, in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
We at the Buffalo church of Christ, want you to know that we love you as much as we love one another, here in our little town. And we want you to feel like a part of this website, by asking questions, and by leaving comments.
This website works by question and answer. And If we can all, simply allow God’s word to do the answering, then maybe God’s wishes, as stated in 1 Tim 2:3-4, can be fulfilled. “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.”
And so we as God’s servants, take seriously the words of the apostle Paul, as he wrote to the young preacher Timothy, “Preach the word, be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all patience and instruction.” 2 Tim 4:2
Though we make our home in the small town of Buffalo, Wyoming, we live in the same world as you do. And people are just people, wherever you go.
We are reminded in Acts 17:25-28, “He Himself gives to all, life and breath, and all things; and He made from one blood, every nation of mankind, to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times, and the boundaries of their habitation, that they should seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move, and exist, for even some of your own poets have said, For we are His offspring.”
We pray that we all might help one another on our spiritual journey to heaven. Thank you, and may God bless you. Please leave your questions and comments at the bottom of any page or post.