Ephesians 3:7 – 13
In this passage we are given two compelling reasons to love the local church – because Christ does, and because we display the multi-coloured wisdom of God as we love the local church.
Philippians 4:4 – 7
Here we have two commands for a happy life that glorifies God.
1 Samuel 15
There are soils that make it very easy to be a rebel and there are seven very serious consequences of rebellion.
This passage teaches us three aspects of the unity which should be seen in the local church for the glory and praise of God.
Believers do so because their faith in Christ is a gift from God. But God also gives us suffering, as a gracious gift, as a means of joyfully magnifying Christ.
Having spoken about his experience, Paul unpacks what it means for us to live for Christ in a world opposed to Him.
God’s Word exhorts believers to rejoice in the midst of suffering because God is working out His good purposes.
Why do churches neglect gathering as a church to pray? See how the early church devoted themselves to corporate prayer as they recognised their utter dependence on God.
Paul, as an example for us to follow, gives us four lessons on how to pray, based on a high view of God.