Life in the Local Church, Part One
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Life in the Local Church, Part One

From Series: Alive In Christ, Volume 2

Colossians 3:15-17  (ID: 1062)

What should life be like in the local church? Church is not a building or a large group of people engaged in religious activities. The church should be a dynamic new community based on truth and love. In a world where people rationalize truth to be whatever it requires fitting their needs and often forgets to love others, we need to take time to reflect on Paul’s writing to the Colossians which is relevant today. Jesus came into the world to testify to the truth and when we love intelligently, sacrificially, continually, increasingly, purposely and deeply we are truly in the church of the body of Christ.

15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Copyright © 2022, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.