Thursday, April 16, 2009

Believers From Another Planet

1 John 1:7 (KJV) 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

There is a place that God has created for human beings to live and thrive. That place is called… THE EARTH (Wow – what a revelation). Occasionally individuals have escaped the surly bonds of earth and have touched the face of God, or at least visited the Space station. However, if they don’t return home soon, we consider them LOST IN SPACE.

There is a place that God has created for Christians to live and thrive. That place is called… THE CHURCH (Wow – what a revelation). Occasionally you will encounter individuals that seek to escape the surly bonds of church and touch the face of God, or at least enjoy some football or NASCAR on Sunday. However, if they don’t return home soon, we consider them LOST IN SPACE.

On this planet it is reasonably clear in scripture that Christianity is NOT a “Lone Ranger Religion.” God intends for us to work together, pray together, serve together, fellowship together, love together, and grow together as part of His church.

Fellowship: Koinonia / Partnership; participation; communion; contribution

CALLING ALL BELIEVERS FROM ANOTHER PLANET:

Sunday is coming! Let’s get TOGETHER at church.

Romans 5:6 – 8, 19 (KJV) 6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8But God commendeth his love toward US, in that, while WE were yet sinners, Christ died for US… 19For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall MANY be made righteous.

Ephesians 2:4 - 7 (KJV) 4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved US, 5Even when WE were dead in sins, hath quickened US TOGETHER with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised US up TOGETHER, and made US sit TOGETHER in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward US through Christ Jesus.

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