Monday, August 26, 2013

Grow in Knowledge and Share Christ's Love in Church

"And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." (Colossians 1: 18)

Many believers in the Body of Christ are not happy in their church communities. They go to church week after week, but they do not change one bit. They still struggle in this life. They find themselves overwhelmed with their circumstances and themselves.

Too many people go to church trying to get something for themselves.
Paul's first prayer to the Ephesians was for them to know Him more:

"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints" (Ephesians 1: 17-18)

Church is about knowing Christ, which was also Peter's prayer to his readers: "Grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord" (2 Peter 3: 18)

When we know Him, we find ourselves (1 John 4:17). Paul outlines in the second chapter of Ephesians everything that He has done for us because of the death and resurrection of His Son. We are no longer dead in our trespasses, we are seated in heaven places. We have received the adoption of children, and He has prepared the works which He wants us to beforehand to do.

In the third chapter, Paul expounds on an even more important revelation:

"That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." (Ephesians 3: 16-19)

We do not got to church to learn how to live, or to get simple insights into life's little problems. We go to church so that we can receive more grace and knowledge of the Lord, for Christ is our life (Colossians 3: 3-4), and He gives us life and that more abundantly (John 10: 10).

Go to church to learn more about the Head of all Creation, and Let Him be the head of every area in your life.


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