Walk on the campus of the Church
Riddle. Head and tail same in the middle you are. Which word is that? The word CHURCH.
Today there is lot of this generation in the Church than lot of Church in this generation. Greatest sin of the Church today is not practicing what they preach. The problem with Christians is they donâ€™t know that they are Christians. Instead of permeating this generation with its eternal message the Church is being permeated by this generation. If the Church partakes of this generation it has no right to call people out of this generation.
The denominations of the Church became demonizations and counter-productive. Some of the drug addicts get into an emotional fix from one Sunday service to the other but this emotional fix is called sick religion. Some of the believers come to Church because house has strife. But if you go to Church go for and with Jesus Christ. Going to the Church with Jesus Christ is always greater than going to Church for Jesus Christ. In these last days the ears of the believers are itching for jokes this should be overcomed.
The Church service should not become like bike service or car service. Never be too close with the believers in the Church to guard your relationships. Because if you become close and lend money, you will go to Church and say this man/woman cheated me than hearing the word of God preached. Some Christians come to Church to show that they are holier than others. Some are cosmetic Christians faith cannot change their character. Some are Churchless Christians they think salvation is enough no need of regular Sunday service. Some Churches are seedless they look very attractive but they never produce other Church. Some are seeker sensitive Churches which are very famous in these last days for them believer is important than God.
There are four kinds of Christians first kite Christians they keep on changing the Churches. Second is cart Christians for them they push believers to Church but they never pull themselves to the Church. Third is carnal Christians for them self is not dead they are also called wet Christians. Fourth is Christ-in-Christians they are really good and genuine Christians. Church speaker box volume should be only until church can hear.
Church is only a signboard to heaven it cannot make believer to go to heaven because Jesus Christ is the one who makes believers to go to heaven. Church is a group of people who are called out from the world to be his witness in the world. If you come to Church only come to grow in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ did not come to establish religion but a new creation coming into being with Jesus Christ. Church is the only institution set up by Christ to accomplish his purpose on earth. Church should encourage business else business people fear to come to Church.
There is nothing material in Godâ€™s nature therefore Church building cannot be the highest kind of worship believers are called to worship in Spirit and in truth. Persecuting the Church is persecuting the Christ because when Paul is persecuting the people of the Way Jesus told Paul that he is persecuting Jesus. Baptism is only a symbol of salvation in which it depicts the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Baptism is born in Church and Salvation is born in Christ. Lord Supper is dead in Christ.
Church is a network of divine connections and blessings. If not blessed in the Church, not blessed elsewhere. Church comes next to family. In ministry, first God, second family and third ministry. If one cannot know how to handle family how can he handle Godâ€™s Church. Church has many members but your family has only you. Christianity is coming out from the pit of your religion. Three purposes of church are continuation, proclamation and demonstration.
By the initiation of the Holy Spirit Antioch Church is a fasting, giving, praying and sending Church. Antioch Church is the first Church built at non-Jewish community. Antioch Church has identity because disciples are called Christians first at Antioch. This Church also has unity of five different people. This Church also has authority because of prophets and teachers. Lastly this Church also has sensitivity because they are open to Holy Spirit. This Church also has loyalty because they are fasting and praying. This Church also has responsibility because they laid hands. Antioch Church sent Paul and Barnabas as Gentile missionaries.
House Churches have on-job training, responsibility of worship and preaching and are self-supporting. Church is the means and Christ is the message. Church believers should tithe and daughter Church should tithe mother Church. Believers are poor when they do not tithe, not that because they are poor so they did not tithe. If pastor salary is 1500-2300, he can use 90% of his salary. If pastor salary is1 Lakh, he can use 20% of his salary. Church is not greater than Bible. And Bible is not greater than Jesus. Go and send disciples to cities and villages. Donâ€™t think that villages are important than cities. Cities should be given equal importance in missions. Heaven is not a village it is New Jerusalem city.
In the Old Testament God chose Israel. Noah symbolises Israel. But in the New Testament God chose Church. Lot symbolises the Church. Lot went out and the city is burnt so Church goes out and the rest is burnt. Church exists in and through and because of Jesus Christ. The Church will come out when we find that salvation is a gate way into God and that God is all that we would have and can desire. Christians discourage us for doing evangelism than non-Christians. The mark of the Church is not feeding capacity but sending capacity. Church is very special in its identity and existence.
If Christ is head. Holiness-beauty. Unity-strength. Righteousness-character. Communion-habit. And Holy Spirit-teacher. Then Church is superb. Quality of Church is Spiritual gifts. Quantity of Church is number of unbelievers converted. Church without calling is xerox copy of original call of God and talebearing is prohibited. Adopt the culture of the Church. Know your personality to do more ministry. Scripture is same even with experiences. Churches should reproduce the impact of Early Church. â€“ Kraft. Pay your tithes regularly only to a church or pastor which or who strengthened you spiritually. Or else you become thief of tithe before God Himself. Tithing is not limited to 10%. And devote to God 10% time also. A Church is as good as pastor is. Clergy and laity compose the Church.
Church is growing organism. Evangelism makes it to grow. Selfgoverning, self supporting, selfevangelizing and selftheologizing Churches grow more often. â€“ Donald McGavaran. Only God should be honoured for Church Growth. God is source. Generations are to hear. Churches vary but itâ€™s teaching does not vary. Blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church. â€“ Tertullian. Mother Church should produce daughter churches. Christ is the husband of the Church. He submits it holy and blameless to God. Body of Christ is broken to unite the body of Christ means Church. Church should not compromise with pagan society.
Pastor wrote to funding organization your church needs money. This is worst example for self supporting. Church and ministry are Godâ€™s not organisationâ€™s. Weak Church is not the master of strong Church. Neither strong Church is not the master of weak Church. God is the master of them both. To God they stand or fall and are accountable. You are asked for your efforts for Church not for your results for Church. For triune God only produces results for Church. Invite the unbeliever for Church worship because Holy Spirit as a magnet induces him.
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