Monday, October 3, 2016

What is Important?

If we do not understand what is of prime importance
we will set our priorities incorrectly. Life here is but
a breath compared with all eternity. And, yes, there is
a real heaven; there is a real hell--separation from
God for all eternity, or living in pure love and delight
for all eternity. The choice is ours.

The Westminster Catechism asks a key question?
What is the chief end of man? The correct answer is:

'The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy
      Him forever.'

What is the purpose of the Church?

It is first of all, 'to make Christ known,' and then to
make disciples.

Jesus says this to his disciples before he leaves:

'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given 
to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, 
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe 
all that I have commanded you. And, behold, I am 
with you always even to the end of the age.' 
(Matt 28:18-20)

Paul says this in Galatians 4:
I am agin in the anguish of childbirth until Christ be 
formed in you.'

Reader, other things such as doing good works, and
loving each other are important but if the church is
not primarily 'making Christ known, it is failing in its
purpose. These other things are spin-offs to a vibrant
relationship with Christ, where one cannot be silent
about their Lord!


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