Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 27, 2014

Why Church

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

1 Corinthians 12:28. And God has placed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, gifts of healing, helps, gifts of leadership, different kinds of tongues.

Our question is why do we have church? Jesus didn’t die just for a few selected people. He died for all the people of this world. We have the church as a group of believers who assemble together not for their own good but for the good of the world. As a church we are to encourage one another, build up one another and help one another to flow in the gifts given to each not for the purpose of a select group bit for the purpose of going out into the world making disciples for Jesus Christ. Yes, we must meet the needs of the church for its continuance but our primary purpose of coming together after worship and praise to God is to do the work He has for each of us out in the world. Let’s not be so bogged down with the needs of our local churches that we don’t have time or energy for our real mission Jesus left us as His departing words: (Matthew 28:19-20) “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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