• Why I Love the Church

    The main reason I love the Church is because Jesus loves the Church. But there are other valuable aspects of the Church: The Church is my family. The individuals that comprise the Body of Christ are all related by blood. The blood of Christ has purchased us and once you’ve been adopted into the family of Christ, you truly belong to a family that has been formed through selfless love.

  • A Sad Metaphor

    In the book of Nehemiah, we see a picture of the deplorable condition of Jerusalem. Its city walls were completely destroyed, leaving the people in a vulnerable position. This was an actual historical event, but I’m afraid it could also serve as a sad metaphor of the Church’s condition today. God put a man in place to serve Israel in rebuilding the walls. [box]Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.” (Neh. 2:17)[/box] If we consider that walls around a…

  • God’s Perspective on the Church

    I’m going to ask you to do something a little difficult for the next few moments. As you read this post, set aside your preconceived ideas or prejudices. Let go of resentments from past church experiences which left you disillusioned or disappointed. Ask God to allow you to see the Church from His perspective and fill you with hope for His purpose in this “Great Mystery!” I encourage you to read through the book of Ephesians for a beautiful view of the church—perhaps read chapter 3 after finishing this post. The “great mystery” refers to the gospel plan that was hidden, shrouded in mystery throughout past ages until the work of the…