THE WORD SIROCCO
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Theme: Grow Up
Topic: Growth in the Knowledge of Christ
1 Corinthians 13:8-11; Ephesians 4:10-16
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
The Church is required to increase in the Knowledge of Christ. This is the first area of growth we should seek to attain. A believer who wants to bask in glory, must do so only in the fact that he or she knows the Lord and is increasing in that knowledge. We are not to glory in material and fleshly things (Jeremiah 9:23-24).
The main purpose of the Holy Ghost on earth is to testify about Jesus Christ. As He testifies about Jesus Christ to us, we are to also bear witness of Him to the world (John 15:26-27). The Holy Ghost knows Jesus Christ, and testifies about Him. The disciples had been with Him, knew Him, and testified as well. If believers do not get to know about Jesus Christ, we will fail to testify about Him.
The Church talks too little about Jesus Christ today, and so much about our denominations, pastors, earthly accomplishments, etc. We mention His name just to punctuate our prayers, with the aim of receiving our desires from God. Jesus Christ should be preached and taught in the Church as the main subject. The knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ produces the ever-increasing fruit of character in believers.
Pray that the Holy Ghost will increase in you the desire and diligence to seek and know Jesus Christ more.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
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