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Charles Stanley (January-03-2023) Daily Devotional: The Church
The church may be separated into denominations, but there are three things that unify the whole body of Christ.
Ephesians 1:18-23 - I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
The church is one body, made of all believers in heaven and on earth. There are many denominations and approaches to theology, but Christians are united by a common message, mission, and motive.
Message. There are three parts of the church’s primary belief. First, man is sinful and unable to alleviate the penalty of sin. Next, Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay our debt, was buried, rose again, and ascended to heaven. Third, everyone will someday stand before God and give an account for his or her life. At that time believers will take responsibility for what they did with the truth they knew, but unbelievers will answer for their rejection of Jesus Christ.
Mission. The church is also united by its goal to spread the gospel around the world and teach new believers how to grow in faith (Matt. 28:19 - ``Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit). We do this by telling others about the experiences we’ve had with God and His Word.
Motive. The church’s motive is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and to glorify God the Father. This should be the driving force behind everything a body of believers sets out to do.
Church is not a place where we go to hide from the world—our mission is to spread the gospel to glorify God. There will be varying levels of opposition and persecution, but we stand together as one body and persevere.
Derek Prince - Watch Sermon: The Church Can Bring About The Closing Of The Age. When will the end come, according to Jesus? When this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations (Matthew 24:14). The Church is the only group of people that can bring about the closing of the age.
Tony Evans - Watch Sermon: The Rapture of the Church. You’ve probably read, watched or heard of the popular book series, Left Behind, that introduced many people to the realities of the biblical rapture. But to understand this event and how it will affect you, it’s also important to realize why. Join Tony Evans in this detailed look at the next event on the prophetic calendar—the return of Christ for His people.
Derek Prince - Watch Sermon: The Church Was The Main Source Of Anti-Semitism. It's a black page in the history of the Church: Our christian attitude towards the Jewish people. Bible teacher Derek Prince argues that for centuries the christian Church was the main source of anti-semitism.
Matt Hagee (Watch Sermon: The Church that Lost Its Soul. Are you someone who loves God with a passion, or have you become lukewarm? Maybe you’re like the Church of Laodicea who felt they had enough resources and didn’t need God. You are neither hot nor cold; you are lukewarm. God says He will spew you out of his mouth. He knows your works. Are you honoring the Lord, or simply self-serving?
Tony Evans - Watch Message: Experience the Holy Land as a Church Family
Jesus knows the value of family. Walking the dusty roads of Israel, He was surrounded by His biological family—mother and siblings—and His spiritual family—disciples and followers. Through Jesus’ example, they were enveloped in other-centered, self-giving love: eating, praying and worshipping together.
This extended household of faith allows us to encourage and inspire each other as we walk in the steps of our Lord and Savior. The new movie JOURNEY WITH JESUS—in theaters November 15–17—was filmed, in many places, with the church family. It’s a movie made for groups to enjoy together.