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Outside of Jesus Messiah, our spiritual community is either non-existent or hopelessly distant. The latter half of Ephesians 2 focuses on the corporate dimensions of Christ's work of peace on the cross and how that through his body, he killed hostility so that we in turn might be one new body. Simply stated, Jesus makes peace between the hopelessly distant.
We should love the Church because: 1. The Church is Built by God the Son on Earth 2. The Church is the Evidence of God’s Sovereign Power on Earth 3. The Church is the Most Valuable Gift on Earth 4. The Church Displays the Glory of Heaven on Earth
Focus: to underscore the importance of the church’s corporate gatherings and call us to a greater and gladder commitment to them.
God gave us a design for His church. Many churches today do not follow that design. Some say it won't work in today's world. In the first of four studies we will look at how God designed His church and what His design will produce.
Have you ever gone to a church service and wondered why it flowed the way it did? As we begin our services in El Cajon, we want to take some time and explain exactly why we are doing what we are doing. We will answer questions like: "Why do we take communion every week? Why do we preach the way we do? What is the purpose of the benediction? Why do we take an offering? Why do we sing the kind of songs we sing?" and many similar questions.
Jesus overcame our moral inability to please God by living a life of perfect obedience to the Father, dying a sacrificial death on our behalf, and by doing so winning new, regenerate hearts for those who would trust in him. In Ephesians 4:17-24, the Apostle Paul describes how, with these regenerate hearts, we can put off our old sinful orientations by renewing our minds, put on our new selves, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness, and live lives with restored walks.
Read it through, Pray it in, Live it out, Pass it on