The Scriptures speak of the church or kingdom in various phases: 1) the eternal purpose of God's mind--Eph. 3:10-11; 2) the promise of the patriarchs and prophets--Gen. 3:15; 22:22; 3) the prophecy of the hopeful--Dan. 2:44; 4) the preparation of the greatest of prophets--Matt. 3:1-5; 5) the perfection of Christ's work--Matt. 16:18-19 & Acts 2; … Continue reading When Did the Church Begin?
Take care of one another. Remember the forgotten virtues: honor, respect, dignity. These qualities every Christian should earn and deserve. These virtues are necessary if we are going to "let all things be done for edification." Paul wrote Timothy would know how to behave himself in the house of God (1 Tim. 3:15). In the … Continue reading HONOR OTHERS BY CARING FOR OTHERS 1 TIMOTHY 5
Jesus reminds us to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." With that admonition in mind, we can be certain that God will treat us in the very best possible way. Although the world is often discouraging, deplorable, and depressing we know that the sufferings of this present world are worthy … Continue reading COMFORT MY PEOPLE Isaiah 40:1-5
To those who are willing to receive membership in the church is the "times of restoration of all things, whereof God spoke my the mouth of his holy prophets that have been of old" (Acts 3:21). The restoration of all things spoken of by Peter in Acts 3:19 is the time of the church which … Continue reading THE CHURCH SEEN BY THE PROPHETS
THE CHURCH AS THE ETERNAL PURPOSE OF GOD The Apostle Paul recognized his great mission to be "to preach...the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might … Continue reading The Eternal Purpose of God