Tag Archive | the Church

Philippians 2:1-2

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being (that you be) of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Philippians 2:1‭-‬2 NASB

Because of Your sacrifice on the cross, Christ Jesus, I crucify the flesh with its passions and desires. I find comfort in Your love for me and through fellowship with the Spirit desire to live with and also walk by the Spirit. Make my heart tender and compassionate toward Your church, Your people. I pray we can be a people of the same mind, loving one another as You have commanded us to do, and work together with one mind and purpose for the church, kingdom and Your glory, Lord God. Amen
Philippians 2:1-2/Galatians 5:24‭-‬25 NASB

🌹The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

To The Church

“Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?
Malachi 2:10 NASB

yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
1 Corinthians 8:6 NASB

The Church, the body of Christ, exists for Him and through Him. One body with God created purposes in the body. If we exist for and through Christ for His purpose and glory, why do we deal treacherously with one another?

🌹Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Voice

Then the Lord spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form— there was only a voice.
Deuteronomy 4:12 NASB

We may not see the Lord God but His voice still speaks today. The God of the Old Testament is the same God of today. He does not change. He speaks to mankind.

You said, ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire; we have seen today that God speaks with mankind, yet he lives.
Deuteronomy 5:24 NASB

Like the nations that the Lord eliminates from you, so you shall perish, because you would not listen to the voice of the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 8:20 NASB

How do we hear the voice of God? I know He is able, still today, to speak through a burning bush, but today. . .
He gave us His Word in written form;
the gift of prayer to converse with Him;
His Holy Spirit who speaks to our heart;
His church for counsel and confirmation and circumstances in our lives (God is in control) to speak to us.

🌹Can you hear and are you listening to the voice of God?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Church

Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church. So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church. 1 Corinthians 14:1‭, ‬3‭-‬4‭, ‬12 NASB

Prophesy: to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God’s stead.

But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you. 1 Corinthians 14:24‭-‬25 NASB

What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 1 Corinthians 14:26 NASB

🌹 The Church: Body of believers gathered to love, edify, advise, discuss with one another.

Results: The conviction and salvation of the unbeliever through the unity of the body’s prophesy. Edification of the church as we share with one another a psalm, a teaching, a revelation.

For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 1 Corinthians 14:31‭, ‬33 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon