Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- July 7, 2010
“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18
“And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way” (Ephesians 1:22-23).
Furthermore, Christ builds His church upon the confession of His children: “He is Christ, Son of the living God”. When we confess Christ with our words—backed by our life—we partner with the Holy Spirit in erecting the Lord’s eternal edifice: His church. His dwelling in not captured by church buildings. His dwelling is in the hearts of men, women, boys and girls, who empowered by His grace give others the opportunity to hear the old, old story of Jesus’ love for them. He is building His church for His glory!
“His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Ephesians 3:10-11).
Am I engaged with Christ in building His church, by confessing Him as God’s son?
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