The Nature of the Church

Sunday June 15, 2014

The church’s beginning is in Genesis 1:26-28 when God created man (mankind is plural) and He created them male and female. Real unity with two or three is more powerful than the idea of unity in a large group. In 1 Peter 3:6-7 God tells about husbands and wives and the marriage covenant. Prayer between a husband and wife is powerful. In Ephesians 3:14-15 Paul prayed for the whole family of Christ to have a revelation of the love of God. Ephesians 5:21-30 tells the husband to love his wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her. Jesus laid down His life for the church. Are we decreasing in our love for the church? Today there is as much disregard for the church as there is for the family. No matter what your brother does, he is still your brother. Love the church. Make your family better. Christ sanctifies and cleanses the church with the washing of the water by the word. He nourishes and cherishes the church. A husband and wife become one like Christ and God are one. The Christians in the early church ran to their own company (Acts 4:18). We are to make disciples, which is work. Influence others. We are all one family.