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Spiritual-Inspirational

Published on February 26, 2009

Author: mikecriswell

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The Glorious Church : The Glorious Church Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:25-27 NKJV) Slide 2: Why is the Church Glorious? Is she glorious because . . . Of her fancy buildings? Of her popularity among the denominations? Of the wealth of her members? Of her members’ education? Of her members’ community status? Slide 3: For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; . . . that no flesh should glory in His presence . . . as it is written, "He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.“ (1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NKJV) Why Focus on Her Glory? : Why Focus on Her Glory? The Lord’s Church is often ridiculed The Lord’s Word is often rejected The Lord’s Authority is often questioned The Lord’s Power is often minimized The Lord’s People often have problems Why Focus on Her Glory? : Why Focus on Her Glory? Greater Awe of God Greater Love for Christ Greater Zeal for Service Greater Influence on Others No one wants to be part of a losing team whether the losses are real or imagined. A Word of Caution! : A Word of Caution! Parents: How do you speak about the church in front of your kids? There is a fine line between objective realism (which is necessary for our kids to witness) and negative criticism (which may harden them against the church). A Word of Caution! : A Word of Caution! Brotherhood Trends: Recently in some congregations it has become fashionable to throw out the “old guard.” It has become fashionable to try to figure out what is wrong with the church and to blame the church for our own lack of spirituality. “Spiritual restlessness” will never be cured by “change.” In many cases the desire for change is nothing less than a failure to appreciate the fact that the church is glorious and its simplicity needs no enhancement. The Glorious Church : The Glorious Church The church while on earth is comprised of humans and as such she is an imperfect bride. But let us never forget that the church is the spiritual body of Christ and in this respect she is devoid of spot or blemish. Let us criticize the church reservedly for when we do so we criticize the Lord. Slide 9: Why is the Church Glorious? She is glorious because . . . Christ is her builder Christ is her head Christ’s Word is her sole authority She worships in Truth She alone will be saved Christ Is Her Builder : Christ Is Her Builder "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18 NKJV) Christ Is Her Builder : Christ Is Her Builder Her architect is divine Her blueprints are clear Her construction is perfect Her costs are covered Christ Is Her Head : Christ Is Her Head And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:22-23 NKJV) And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:18 NKJV) Christ Is Her Head : Christ Is Her Head Christ is a benevolent dictator She follows His direction There is never a contradiction in orders Christ’s Word is Her Sole Authority : Christ’s Word is Her Sole Authority "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13 NKJV) And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. (Acts 2:42 NKJV) Christ’s Word is Her Sole Authority : Christ’s Word is Her Sole Authority She demand’s scripture for all practices Her organization and structure never changes She has no “creed” but the Bible She rejects all continued revelation She Worships In Truth : She Worships In Truth And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' (Mark 7:7 NKJV) And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. (Acts 2:42 NKJV) "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:24 NKJV) She Worships In Truth : She Worships In Truth She follows the divine pattern in worship She rejects all man made innovations Her worship is suited for all cultures of all ages Traditions and styles are acknowledged but not bound Her worship is neither traditional nor contemporary She Worships In Truth : She Worships In Truth All are edified in an undivided assembly (1 Cor 14:23) Men do the speaking and teaching (1 Cor 14:34) The Lord’s Supper is observed as Jesus gave it with only one cup and one loaf (Matt 26:26). Singing is done without musical accompaniment (Col 3:16) Collections are free will offerings only (1 Cor 16:1-2) She Alone Will Be Saved : She Alone Will Be Saved "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12 NKJV) And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:47 NKJV) She Alone Will Be Saved : She Alone Will Be Saved Only those who obey the gospel will be saved Correct balance between Grace and Works Baptism by Immersion necessary for Salvation Are You Part of Christ’s Glorious Church? : Are You Part of Christ’s Glorious Church?

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