BECAUSE GOD SAID TO GO TO CHURCH! ” Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
HELL WILL NOT OVERCOME THE CHURCH…HER STRENGTH IS IN HER BUILDER. “…and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18 It is in the Church that we find identity.
JESUS IS THE BUILDER OF THE CHURCH. 18 “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church…”
THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO MAKE UP THE CHURCH ARE WRITTEN IN HEAVEN! 22 “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God.
THE CHURCH IS THE BODY THAT SUPPORTS THE HEAD. 22 “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 1:22-23 As the Church…we support the will of Jesus and [...]
THE CHURCH WAS PURCHASED WITH THE BLOOD OF CHRIST. “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” Acts 20:28 Now this takes church value to another level. If God thinks this much [...]
IT IS A PRAYER POWERHOUSE BEHIND THOSE WHO OBEY GOD. ” So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.” Acts 12:5 Not everyone can confront kings and ruling counsels. But God does pick some to do that. And I think that Peter would tell you today, “Whew! [...]
IT IS A PATTERN FOR THINGS TO COME! The Tabernacle and the Temple were patterns for the throne room of heaven. The church is also a pattern for an event in heaven. If you look into the worship service of Revelation chapter 4…please notice there is no solo act! It is the elders, the angels, [...]
IT IS HERE, LIKE NO OTHER PLACE, THAT GOD HAS NUMEROUS AVENUES OF CONTACT WITH YOU. The preaching of his word, the presence of His spirit (where two or more are gathered in his name…he is there), corporate worship that encourages and lifts up, the gifts of his spirit, brothers and sisters who know you [...]
I AM ENCOURAGED TO THINK OUTSIDE MY OWN CONCERNS. Some are simply spectators…and they like it. Spectators only have to be as involved as they want to be. But being with a body of believers forces me to engage people. It is sometimes messy. I have to hear their issues as well as think of [...]