Tuesday, February 26, 2008

CHRIST’S CHURCH


‘…I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it,”
Matthew 16:18

christ made a bold statement to His disciples: ‘I will build my church.’ The term church means called out ones. It was used of an assembly or congregation. The church is not an organization or a denomination. The church is a baptized body of believers.

In veiled language, the Lord spoke often of His church. She was the prepared ground in the parable of the sower and the seed (Matthew 13:3-9).


She was the treasure hid in the field and the pearl of great price (Matthew 13:44-46).

His declaration to Peter tells us what His mission was. He left heaven to redeem and deliver a people from their charges of sin. He promised to assemble them together and preach the gospel to them. He promised to deliver them by the gospel and to deliver them to the gospel.

By David Simpson

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