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Worship the LORD in his church" We Must Worship The Lord In His Church

Worship the LORD in his church" We Must Worship The Lord In His Church


The Lord is to be glorified by the worship He receives in His church. In Ephesians 3:21 we read, "To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus." But how many churches does the Lord have? Jesus says in Matthew 16:18, "Upon this rock I will build My church." The word "My" shows possession and that the church belongs to Jesus. How many churches did He say He was going to build? He said, "I will build My church". The word church is singular not plural. There is only one true church because the Lord only promised to build His one church. 


In Ephesians 4:4-6 there are seven ones listed: "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Just as there is only one God and only one Lord we also see there is only one body. The Bible says there is only one body; so what is this one body? In Ephesians 1:21-22 we find out what this one body is, "And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body." Here we see that the Bible says the church is the body. So if there is only one body and the one body is the church, then there can only be one church that belongs to the Lord. One might as well believe in more than one God as to believe that the Lord has more than one church. 


In Colossians 1:18 in speaking of Christ, we read, "And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He may have the preeminence." Here again we see that the body (singular) is the church (singular). Again the Bible tells us that the Lord has only one church. We also see that in all things Christ is to have the preeminence. For Christ to have the preeminence in all things, we must follow Christ in all things and not follow man. If we follow men in some things then Christ does not have the preeminence in all things. 


Since Christ only built His one church, we need to ask where did all these other churches 
come from? The only answer is they were built by men, so men could "attend the church of their choice", and not God’s choice. We read in Ephesians 5:23, "Christ is the head of the church, and he is the savior of the body." Christ is only the saviour of His one body, His one church. Christ as head over His body, His church, does not have many bodies; if He did He would be a freak. In the Lord’s scheme of redemption, He has only planned to have one church. He is going to only save His one church. Are you in the one church in which Christ is going to save? 


Since we have seen in the Bible that the one body is the one church which the Lord built, and that Christ has only promised to save His one body, His one church, then what is going to happen to the hundreds of different kinds of other churches we see in existence today? Again let us let God answer this question. In Matthew 15:13 Jesus said, "Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted." What will happen to all those churches that God did not plant? They will be rooted up. This is what God has said He will do. This is frightening. I want to make sure I am in the Lord’s church, the only one He is going to save. 


In Psalms 127:1 we read, "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it." This is a sad but serious situation; one that concerns me greatly and causes me much grief and sorrow to see honest people, who are honestly mistaken, laboring in vain. This is a tragedy. 
The Bible says that 


1) Christ is "the head of His church" (Ephesians 5:23). 

2) The church is "subject unto Christ" (Ephesians 5:24). 

3) He is the "saviour of" His church (Ephesians 5:23). 

4) He "loved the church" (Ephesians 5:25). 

5) He "gave Himself for it" (Ephesians 5:25). 

6) He "sanctified and cleansed it" (Ephesians 5:26). 

7) He "nourishes and cherishes it" (Ephesians 5:29). 

8) He is the founder and builder of it (Matthew 16:18). 

9) He is the foundation of it (1 Corinthians 3:11). 

10) "He purchased it with His own blood" (Acts 20:28). 

11) He calls it "My church" (Matthew 16:18). 

ARE YOU ATTENDING THE RIGHT CHURCH.
I PRAY YOU FIND THE ONE THAT LEADS THE LOST TO CHRIST. 
AND REMEMBER THAT THE CHURCHS ARE FULL WITH REPENTED SINNERS. 
AND THAT THE LEADERS WILL SOMEDAY LET YOU DOWN. 
CHRIST WILL NOT.
I TELL YOU THIS BEFORE HAND. SO YOU DON’T BE SURPRIZE WIN IT HAPPENS.

THERE WILL BE A PERFECT CHURCH SOMEDAY. WHEN CHRIST RETURN. 
 

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Comment by Tim on August 15, 2012 at 1:40am

Hi,

Your blog intrigues me.

I wonder where this one true church is.

You know you are correct, there is only one Church, there are also many many manifestations or expressions of that church throughout the world.

In every area of the world christians, people of the kingdom, members of the body,call us what you will, meet together in groups, some as small as two or three, others in their thousands in order to praise and worship their creator and to give glory to Jesus.

Wherever these groups are,however large their numbers, they are the church in that location.

They may meet in brick buildings or in peoples homes, on the beach or in an underground cavern but whatever their circumstances, they are the church if they belong to the kingdom of God.

Church of course isn't a brick bulding, Jesus wasn't a bricklayer.

Church isn't  a list of members. Jesus wasn't an accountant.

Church isn't a denomination. Jesus was Jewish but all creeds and nations are now invited to join the Kingdom.

We don't enter church through timber doors or by being on a list of membership we enter church through Jesus.

The door is open to all through Jesus. He is the only door. As I am sure you will agree.

Blessings to you.

Tim

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