Discover the Book - September 25, 2011

 

100% Employment: Christ's Plan for His Church

What does it mean to each of us, individually, that we are part of Christ's Church?

That is the challenge to each of us today—we should become all that God wants us to be in His Church.

As we open to Matthew 6:6 today, turn your minds towards one of the most amazing parts of our faith—being in Christ's church means that we have four incredible  new relationships God has given to each of us.

  • We each have the Best Dad:God is our Father (Mat. 6:6-15). Have you thought of the implications of that truth? We have a perfect, always-there Dad who loves us without any conditions, who will never change, pull back, leave home, or divorce our mother. He knows what’s best, gives us everything we need, stays in touch constantly, and goes with us everywhere we are.
  • We each have the Best Brother:Jesus Christ has become our brother as well as our God and Savior (Hebrews 2:11-12). Have you thought of the implications of that truth? That means He knows all of our struggles, pains, weaknesses, and temptations—and is right there with us as we go through them.
  • We have the Best Home:We live in God’s house (I Timothy 3:15). Have you thought of the implications of that truth? We are His family members, so God's Word is the plan He has for us how we are to behave. God's Word explains all of our family duties, and we all can know and follow His plan for each of our lives.
  • We have the Best Relatives: All of us in Christ todayare brothers and sisters (I Tim. 5:1-2); and that even includes our children, our parents, and our marriage partners, if they are believers. Have you thought of the implications of that truth? That list of relatives extends up and down the streets of Kalamazoo, across the state of Michigan, from coast to coast in our country, and around the world. We have blood relatives in every part of this world. The key is, if they are born-again believers—they are our siblings.

Today we are the house of God. Each of us are spiritual pieces of that building. We are built upon the foundation of truth that is in Christ Jesus. Listen again to what Paul said in I Timothy 3:15: “…but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which isthe church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” NKJV

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