Being a member of God’s household is not defined by being in a building every Sunday. Everyone that is a part of this household has been adopted by God for His glory and purpose. There are many different qualities that mark each member of God’s family. Each of these qualities enable the church to fulfill its role in a loving, harmonious, and all-encompassing way.
The transition from the physical temple of Israel to the spiritual temple of the New Testament was a revolutionary idea. The truth that God’s temple is now seen in the lives of God’s people brings a sobering responsibility to the visible church. If the church is diverted from Christ and ceases to make Him the chief cornerstone, it will crumble. The face of the church is sinners; it must therefore have a solid foundation in Christ.
We're often led to believe that it is in human ingenuity and dreams that take a team, a church or business where it needs to go. In this study based on Ephesians 3:20-21 Alistair Begg teaches the importance of acknowledging instead that we're to be carried along by divine initiative as we prayerfully submit to God and His Word. Since all power comes from God, then all glory must go to Him. In keeping the vision of the Church, we must always focus on God, not on man; stretch our faith concerning God’s unlimited abilities; and view our future in ...