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I Will Build My Church by Rev Eastwood Anaba


THE WORD SIROCCO

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Theme: The Relevant Church

Topic: I Will Build My Church

Scripture Reading:
Matthew 16:16 -19

Main Text
Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

The Church can only mature to perfection and be relevant if we understand the headship of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, placing a disproportionate emphasis on the human leaders God sets in the Church makes it difficult for us to focus on Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:15-16). The result of this unfortunate trend is a weak Church and a struggle to discover God’s eternal counsel for it under the rubble of human deficiencies.

The people of Israel asked Gideon to rule over them but he declined by reminding them that God was their ruler (Judges 8:22-23). Church leaders must allow Jesus Christ to be the head of His Church. Human beings are not the builders and heads of the Church – Jesus said “I will build my church.” He has no intention of relinquishing this responsibility to anyone else (Matthew 16:18).

Jesus Christ declared His commitment to build His Church. His emphatic declaration means that it is not man’s responsibility to build the Church. God uses men and women to build the Church but they are not the force behind it. This fact must be entrenched in our understanding

Prayer:
1. Pray that Jesus Christ will be the centre of your life.
2. Pray also that Jesus Christ will take His place in your church.

Extract From:
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)

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