Sermons on The Nature of the Church
The church is the cosmic showcase of God's mercy, but he gets cosmic reproach when we fail to receive his mercy with joy.
There are at least seven qualifications if a group wants to be a church in the NT sense.
No matter what the issue is, it exists for Christ, or for nothing. Because CHRIST IS ALL.
to fill the universe with the glory of his Son by putting the
church on display as the embodiment of his Son.
Jesus is the point in redemptive history where the true Israel
becomes the church of Christ and the church
emerges as the true Israel.
Christ did not simply die for an unworthy woman or
for a reluctant woman, but for a woman who found him repulsive.
The aim of
your ministry as a Christian is to build up
the body as a whole.
Love abounding in knowledge and
discernment is what builds Christ's body.
The truth that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, is a
truth for inside the church and outside the church.
Why doesn't God give everyone the same faith and gifts?
Glorify God with Your Bodies
Christianity has to do with everything
your body has to do with—food and sex and sleep and talking and playing and working.
Gifts are for the glory of God and the good of
If we say we are useless, we not only say no to the idea of the
body, but worse, we say no to God. We don't trust him.
Even if we don't have the same heart for a particular issue facing us, let us have the same heart for each other.
Our true individuality is found only in relationship to the body of Christ.
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