God gives grace and strength in his church…

God gives grace and strength in his church. Are any of us so strong that we can forgo what he gives there?

#church

Denominational structures are held together by power So…

Denominational structures are held together by power. So people often ask how the Lord’s church can function without a headquarters that gives congregations instructions. The church of Jesus Christ is united by love for God, for his word and will, for his people. Their relationship to God gives them a commitment to and interest in all of the family of faith.

#church, #love, #unity

Many people are against organized religion because they…

Many people are against organized religion because they see systemic abuse and sin. They are right to reject man-made systems. The New Testament reveals the divine plan for God’s family. It is organized. It holds meetings. It receives and disburses money. The disciples engage in good works. God gave this plan, and it is indispensable.

#church, #new-testament, #religion

The church is at work on Monday as…

The church is at work on Monday, as much as on Sunday. Indeed, the body of Christ shows its life when it engages in daily service, proclamation, and fellowship.

The church on Monday

#church, #discipleship

In the body of Christ each of us…

In the body of Christ, each of us has strengths and weaknesses. Let us draw on the strengths of others, and help them in their weaknesses.

#body-of-christ, #church

We judge our success by sending capacity…

“We judge our success by sending capacity, not seating capacity.” —J.D. Greear

#church, #mission

In our meetings we acknowledge our churchness that…

In our meetings, we acknowledge our churchness, that we are a people, that no one walks alone, that purification leads to fellowship, that God’s word unites us.

https://fellowshiproom.org/2016/07/31/meetings/

#church, #unity