“The Purpose of the Church”

“The Purpose of the Church”
(12/18/11)

Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

“I don’t need church to have a relationship with God.”
“Church folks are hypocrites.”
“I have watch sermons on TV.”

These are just a few excuses we use to defend not going to church.   But, joining a church is a part of God’s plan.  The enemy wants us to be isolated, but we don’t have to go through anything by ourselves. 

Do you understand the value of the people at church?  Staying at home instead of going to church only hurts you.  Not only does your pastor provide a spiritual covering over you, but also church members are there to pray for you.  No matter what you’re going through, there is someone in the church who’s already experienced it.  Connecting and sharing with our brothers and sisters in Christ sharpens our own faith.  When we see the Lord deliver someone from a challenge we’re currently facing, it boosts our trust in God.  If He did it for them, He can do it for you.  It reaffirms the fact that Jesus already has the victory.

Mark 2:2 (NIV) Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man
So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. (Read the entire story here)

Friends of the paralyzed man were so concerned about him that they took him to Jesus!  They were his brothers and sisters in Christ, his church family.  They knew exactly who could bring healing.

Something to think about:   Are you a spiritual leader?  If so, your life is an open book.  Share your anointing — this means sharing your challenges, mistakes, and victories to bless someone else.   Start each day by asking God how you can be a blessing to someone.  You’ll be amazed at how the Lord will use you.

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