On occasion I will give brief selections from the previous Sunday’s message. Let me know if it is helpful.
Topic: What if we really believed that the church is God’s family?
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1John 3:1)
If God chooses who is in our forever family I have no right to be picky. (Ray Galea)
Fellowship in Christ among radically different people is more glorifying to God than even the best friendship.” (Ray Galea)
“And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:18)
Satan loves detached believers, unplugged from the life of the Body, isolated from God`s family and unaccountable to spiritual leaders because he knows they are defenceless and powerless (Rick Warren)
MBM NSCLS survey result from November 2016:
Do you have strong sense of belonging to your congregation?
77% Yes, a strong sense of belonging
13% No and I wish I did by now.
Sin wants each of us alone. Sin wants to draw me into myself and away from others. The more isolated I am, the more control sin can have over me. Sin seeks shadows. Sin holds me in the dark, robbing me of complete fellowship. (bonus quote)
You are the Father I never had. You Lord Jesus are the brother I wished I had, and you have given me your Spirit whom I desperately need to have. Thank you for including me in your family.