Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Congregational Conflict

Today the cross of Christ's congregation is heavily resting upon me and our elders. The Lord's people need a shepherd. I would prefer not to be that person right now, but I have been called by God through this congregation to serve His people with His gifts.

I'm looking at 1 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 2 which states:

"To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (NKJV)

The Apostle Paul addressed the people as saints! The congregation had many and various problems and sins BUT they are addressed as saints for the sake of Jesus Christ who shed His blood for them.

The people of the congregation at which I serve are also saints who call on the name of Jesus Christ.

May Christ and His gifts be the focus of tonights meeting for the benefit of all His saints congregated in this place.


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