CHURCH: What is it and What is its Purpose? What is God’s Original Intent?
What is the purpose of the Church and what is God’s original intent for the Church? The Church began when the Holy Spirit showed up on the day of Pentecost.
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” Acts 2:1-4
There is not a certain expectation for the Church. We can be anywhere and be the Church, and everything that God says applies to us no matter where we meet.
How do we bring the gospel to this next generation with Church planting? It is said the quickest way to win souls is new Church plants. As the Church, we should always be thinking about how and where to plant the next Church. In this, we must be very careful how we lead Church plants. Greg shares how God spoke to him and said that He is going to teach him for three years what he can use for the next 30 years. As Greg talks about a Church plant that happened, he shares how healings broke out, people were having dreams and hearing from God like never before.
The Church is ready to see the power of God. In the context of this what was learned is to stay with Biblical principles. Ultimately, we need to watch what God is doing and hear from God in our time with Him. Be encouraged, get into the Word of God and be rightly related to your Pastor and your Church. What defines the Church is that we are walking out Biblical principles. At VFNKB we saw that we would need a training center that focuses on training and launching Pastors, missionaries and even business missionaries to be rightly related so they can plant the Church that they are called to plant.
Maybe you are called to be a part of VFN Dream Center? At VFN Dream center we are rightly related and in a Church planting state of mind while following Biblical principles. Join us and be a part of a launching pad and be launched into your destiny. We want to hear from you! You can write to us at [email protected]. Greg, Pat, and John shared in this segment.
#WisdomMoments Let Love and Faithfulness Never Leave You
In this wisdom moment we speak about the importance of love and faithfulness.
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”
When you think about love we can look at how it is defined in 1 Corinthians. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” Only doing works without love is just noise to God! Love is vital in our life.
When you look at faithfulness and wonder if you are faithful you can check to see if you have loopholes in your circumstances and relationships. If someone has loopholes, then they keep a way out, so they don’t have to stay faithful. Faithfulness requires suffrage and it requires you to do without sometimes, but this pleases the Lord!
For love and faithfulness to be written on the tablets of your heart you must spend time with God, abide with Him. What you meditate on is what is written on your heart! How can you expect to find favor with God and man if you are not faithful with God where you are at? Take time with God, you can get your free abiding plan today at iAbide and start spending time with God. Be found by God as a loving and faithful person. We want to hear from you! You can write to us at [email protected]. Greg, John, and Pat shared in this segment.