Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Calvary Was For The Church

Acts 20:28 (KJV) 28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Some believe that Jesus died for me, myself and mine; so it is not really that important that I invest my life in church. They say, “I believe in Jesus, but I don’t believe in organized religion.” They say, “I love the Lord, but I don’t go to church.”

Brothers and sisters, JESUS DIED for the CHURCH!

Matthew 16:18 (KJV) 18And I say also unto thee, (Jesus speaking) That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

The Devil is not a problem for the church. Terrorism is not a problem for the church. Even the economy cannot stop the church. One song writer (Dottie Rambo) said…

I’m talking about the Church in the Book of Revelation
It’s built on the Rock, it’s got a firm foundation
It’s been through the flood and it’s been through the fire
But one of these days, the Church is going to move up higher
It’s the Church triumphant. O Lord and it’s built by the hand of the Lord.

Your church has a destiny that began at Calvary. Your church has been brought to you by the blood of Jesus. Nothing can stop God’s plan for His church.

However, the Apostle Paul warned that one of the greatest danger to the church would be the church:

Acts 20:28-31 (NLT) 28 “…Guard yourselves and God’s people… 29I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock. 30Even some men from your own group will rise up and distort the truth in order to draw a following. 31Watch out…

Perhaps some of the false teachings that negatively impacts the church comes from people that should be in church encouraging others to follow them out of church. May we never forget that Calvary was for the church.

Because of Calvary and on behalf of grateful believers everywhere, thank you Jesus for the church.

1 comment:

Tony said...

This is a very good point!