Monday, January 16, 2017
Church - The Lord's Love For The
Bible Questions Answered:
“...how does God think of the goings of the church?...”
Hasan/ Istanbul, Turkey
Faltering, failing, and many times, powerless, but what does The Living God think of His church?
Ekklesia (Ek-klay-see-ah): A calling out, religious congregation, community of members on earth or saints in heaven (or both): assembly, church.
God's Love For The Church:
Deuteronomy 14:2 NLT
You have been set apart as holy to The Lord your God, and He has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be His own special treasure.
Deuteronomy 32:9,10 NRSV
9 The Lord’s own portion was His people, Jacob His allotted share.
10 He sustained him in a desert land, in a howling wilderness waste; He shielded him, cared for him, guarded him as the apple of His eye.
Isaiah 61:10 KJV
I will greatly rejoice in The Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a Bridegroom decketh Himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 62:3,5 KJV
3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of The Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as The Bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Hosea 11:1 KJV
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
For The Lord your God is living among you. He is A Mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Zechariah 2:8 KJV
For thus saith The Lord Of Hosts; After the glory hath He sent Me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye.
Zechariah 9:16 KJV
And the Lord their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
Malachi 3:17 KJV
And they shall be Mine, saith The Lord Of Hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Matthew 16:16,18 KJV
16 "...Thou art The Christ, The Son Of The Living God.(The Churches' confession.)
18 "...upon this Rock (The Truth of her confession) I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Psalm 95:1 KJV
O come, let us sing unto The Lord: let us make a joyful noise to The Rock Of Our Salvation.
I Corinthians 10:4 KJV
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them:
and that Rock was Christ.
Acts 20:28 KJV
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which The Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His Own Blood.
Romans 5:8 KJV
But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
II Corinthians 6:18 KJV
And will be A Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith
The Lord Almighty.
Ephesians 5:25 KJV
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it;
Revelation 19:5-9 KJV
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of The Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of
The Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
The Church’s One Foundation
The Church’s one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is His new creation
By water and The Word:
From heav’n He came and sought her
To be His holy Bride;
With His Own Blood He bought her,
And for her life He died.
Elect from every nation,
Yet one o’er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation,
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With every grace endued.
Mid toil and tribulation,
And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation
Of peace for evermore;
Till, with the vision glorious,
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.
Yet she on earth hath union
With God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly,
In love may dwell with Thee.
Samuel John Stone (1839-1900)
Samuel Sebastian Wesley
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The Church’s one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
Do you know this Great Savior?
John 1:12,13 KJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of G