By Fidei Defensor
The Church’s Purpose:
“God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord; In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.“ (Ephesians 3:10-12)
Here the purpose of the Church is revealed as displaying Wisdom who is Jesus Christ the Lord God (1 Corinthians 1:18-2:18, Colossians 2:2-3, 1 Corinthians 1:30), and His Gospel (John 6:40, John 3:16-18, John 14:6). That we are ambassadors, “So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!" (2 Corinthians 5:20).
The purpose of the church is to display and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and show Him to the world. At the same time our purpose is to be God’s family and know Jesus (Philippians 3:8-10).
By Sharky and George
Hi peoples, I am concerned about someone who really really needs to quit smoking.
Please can you pray that they would be able to quit for good by a miracle of our loving God.
This could be an instant miracle or a miracle that works over time but has the same result. The latter maybe so that this person can learn how it is done and thus help others to quit too.
Please pray he has a happy and healthy long life.
By Jonathan BeWell
Sense God’s Peace
To peace as my mind’s chatter becomes numb.
… From dumb ones’ mindless matters.
It is all up to He to set my brain free-
Becoming less flesh; naughty body!
God’s Spirit breaks free past chains misery,
Drowning in sorrow, sin pained.
Let me again pray for you, friend,
Replacing my rant on the mend.
In the Lord I place you to soothe stress gone through.
Now on this new page I will write
Christ answers for you.
He’s how I got through
Healed, restored full; reborn new.
I thought that you knew [all
In the mind true]
Calms stormy seas. He
Makes us all be
Still, sensed God’s Word peacefully.
~ Sense God’s Peace ~ 2018 ~ Gregory KJ Brumwell
11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
~ 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)
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