The Church- Believers in Christ

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Body of Believers

The church is not only a building of God but is the community of believers in Christ. God wants us to have fellowship with other believers. It helps us to stay focused on what we should do. Jesus gave his life for the church.  Acts 20:28 said that he purchase the church with his own blood.  This shows how much Jesus cared for the church.  By going to church it feeds our spiritual needs instead of our fleshly needs. 1 Corinthians 2:13 says, “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”  Our fellowship should not only be with God but other believers.  “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ,” 1 John 1:3. When Jesus left his disciples on the earth, they continued with fellowship and breaking bread —eating together (Acts 2:42).

When we attend a Bible believing church, we have fellowship with other believers which can encourage and instruct us about Christ.  Especially if you are a new believer in Christ, you need to go to church and be taught about Christ. The Bible tells us in Romans 10:14,15 that we can learn about God by listening to a preacher. “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Acts 20:28 says for preacher to, “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

God deserves praise from his saints because he called us out from our unrighteousness. If we have accepted Christ as our savior, we are now part of his family. He has made us heirs of God —joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). “Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,” (1 Peter 2:9).  If you have strayed from the church, now is the time to go back to it.

Related scriptures:

Acts 16:5-And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Acts 20:28-Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

1 Corinthians 1:2-Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s, Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:28-And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Ephesians 3:21-Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Ephesians 5:23-For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

1 Corinthians 14:33- For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Ephesians 5:27-That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

1 Peter 2:5- Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Acts 11:26-And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Romans 8:6-For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Acts 14:23-And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

Ephesians 5:25- Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Acts 16:5-And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Acts 20:28- Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Revelation 22:16-I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

 

 

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About Tracy K

I am a born again believer who has taught Sunday School, Women's Meetings and written blogs and books for the purpose of the ministry. My sole purpose is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus, the son of God, died on a cross for the sins of the whole world. I believe he arose after three days and now sits on the right side of God in Heaven. I believe Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. Without Jesus, there is no remissions of sins:
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