Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Christian and The Church

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May 21, 2007 I started this blog to talk about the Christian Church and my faith and to find an answer to “What is the Christian Church?”. A way if you will to exercise my faith during a time of rejection and possible apostasy and bitterness. It has been therapeutic and helpful to ask the question what is the church and to find answers such as;

I. We are the true temples, each believer, NOT the brick and mortar buildings but each person that calls on Jesus’ name as Lord and Saviour are the true holy ground.

1Corinthians 6:19

II. As believer’s and recipients of Gods favour we are chosen to outreach daily and be true to Gods saving grace by allowing all Gods children the ability to learn and grow in the word and to do it in truth as opposed to tradition.

Matthew 20:16

III. We are not God therefore we have NO right to judge another person under any circumstances, in fact even Jesus did not judge anyone but reserved it for end times. However that does not disallow us from having an opinion. Jesus said it best those without sin cast the first stone.

John 7:53-8:11

IV. We are conduits for Gods love and we are to follow Jesus and have Christian values but in this broken world the word values gets mixed up in manmade rules and interpretations. Allow me to help you clarify ten Christian values and there biblical roots.

1 Peter 2:17

Ten Biblical Moral Values

1) Worship only the Lord God – Mark 12:28-30

2) Respect all people – Mark 12:31

3) Be Humble and Serve – Matthew 20:20-28

4) Do Not Lie – The 8th Commandment Exodus 20:16

5) Live a Moral Life - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Jesus gave a list of verbs that are considered immoral uses of the body: evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, arrogance and foolishness. The apostle Paul gave a similar list - Galatians 5:19-21. Church folk often think of morality in terms of sexual sins, but according to Jesus, sins such as slander, greed, deceit, and arrogance are equally immoral.

Biblical resources: Exodus 20:1-17, Matthew 5:27-28, 15:18-19, Mark 7:20-22, 10:11-12, Romans 13:11-14, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:16-26, Ephesians 5:1-7, Colossians 3:5-10, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-9,

6) Give Generously of both your time and Money – 1 John 3:16-18

7) Don’t be a Hypocrite Practice what you Preach – Matthew 7:5

8) Do not Judge or be Self-Righteous – Romans 3:10-18

9) Don’t hold Grudges but Forgive – Matthew 6:12

10) Exercise your faith and help other Christians in their ministry’s of spreading and honoring Gods word – Matthew 5:41-42

V. We cannot pick and choose what parts of the Bible we should follow and what parts we should ignore.

James 2:10

VI. We should pray for others daily.

Job 1:5, 42:8

VII. We are to Evangelize the World in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Matthew 28:18-20

My prayer is a revival that is second to no other and that God will pour His spirit out on all flesh and unite those of us who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour despite any minor theological differences.

In the name of Jesus, AMEN.


The Lord bless and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

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