July 22, 1984
Many people today dislike the concept of authority—but as Alistair Begg teaches, Christians should eagerly embrace structure in the formation of society, families, and the church. Writing to the Colossians, the apostle Paul defined the local church not as a building or a large group but as an expression of Christ’s body, filled with individual members who are new creations in Christ. Living in the church under His rule rather than under sin’s bondage is our only way to be truly free.
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.
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