What Is The True Mission Of The Church?

In today’s episode, Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne of Christ Church Presbyterian in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina sits down with Pastor Chris Gordon in the AGR studio.
Title
What Is The True Mission Of The Church?
Summary
In today’s episode, Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne of Christ Church Presbyterian in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina sits down with Pastor Chris Gordon in the AGR studio.
Published
May 1, 2024
Hosted By
Pastor Chris Gordon
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Show Notes

In today’s episode, Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne of Christ Church Presbyterian in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina sits down with Pastor Chris Gordon in the AGR studio.
Their conversation centers around the many distractions that keep pastors from truly preaching the Gospel, and believers from clearly hearing it. They refer to the importance of the right mindset of The Apostles in the New Testament, and their drive to stay focused on preaching Christ and calling for repentance. This conversation is a sound reminder for us to remain confident that God is still building his church, even as we see many churches focus on good works over the Good News of the Gospel.

Chapters

00:00 - Intro to Jon Payne
02:00 - Gospel Reformation Network
03:00 - Focus On Sanctification
05:35 - The Mission Of The Church
06:30 - Getting Back To The Gospel
07:27 - Why Do We Struggle With The Gospel?
08:17 - Satan Hates The Gospel
10:00 - Preaching “Law Light”
12:59 - Mark 2: Your Sins Are Forgiven
14:00 - The One Great Commission
19:15 - Flaws In Modern Preaching
21:00 - National Christian Foundation Issue
23:15 - Opportunities Amidst The Fall
24:40 - Is The Gospel Still Powerful?
25:46 - Crisis Of Confidence In Seminaries?

Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne serves as the organizing pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian in Charleston, South Carolina. He previously served for ten years as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, GA. He is the Executive Coordinator of the Gospel Reformation Network, and a trustee of Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Newcastle, UK.
Dr. Payne is series co-editor of the Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament and the author/editor of numerous books including John Owen and the Lord’s Supper (Banner of Truth, 2004), In the Splendor of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century, A Faith Worth Teaching: The Heidelberg Catechism’s Enduring Heritage, and A Faith Worth Defending: The Synod of Dort’s Enduring Heritage. Dr. Payne and his wife Marla reside in Mt. Pleasant, SC with their two teenage children, Mary Hannah and Hans.

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