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Church Series: Christ is building His Church

“I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH!”

said Jesus in Matthew 16:18

What a wonderful, encouraging announcement Jesus made! Through the centuries, in spite of the difficulties and set backs, in spite of the denominational differences, in spite of the Satanic opposition, in spite of the carnality and confusion in churches today; Christ IS building His Church, His beloved Bride, His spiritual Body on earth and Satan cannot stop Him.

This is a comforting, encouraging truth for any faithful pastor and his congregation to remember when confronting opposition and persecution or when chided that we need to be more “seeker sensitive”. It helps us keep a Scriptural perspective.

It’s true that we need to be kind and sensitive to the feelings and needs of strangers and to those to whom we minister; but far more important, we need to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and faithfully proclaim the whole counsel of God.

It is not enough to simply preach the Gospel. That’s part of our commission, but there is much more. We are to teach all of God’s Word so that the saints are built up in The Faith. We are to warn of false teachers and doctrines of demons. I Timothy 4:1

Paul warns and charges Timothy in II Timothy 4:2-5 “Preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the Truth and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”

“We are to understand that the church is “the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of The Truth” according to I Timothy 3:15

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March 3, 2006 - Posted by | Church Series

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