FOUR KINDS OF CHURCHES (1) [MATTHEW 16:18-19]

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This month, we will focus on church, church membership and truths that will help you get the best that Christ died to offer the Body of Christ. God told me that the fulfillment of a believer’s destiny starts only when he or she becomes a part of the Body of Christ through the local Church. There are four ways through which a church can evolve, only one is right.

1. An Empire: This is the first kind of a wrong church which emerges from the decision of a man to start a church God hasn’t sent him. This could be as a result of personal ambition or identifying a need. Maturity may help identify a need, but it is God’s calling upon a man that equips him or her to meet that need. This may also manifest when someone with great natural abilities assumes he is better than the man called of God. When a man starts this kind of church, it is an empire and it will be a fraud that lacks the backing and authentic power of God.

2. A Club: This is a church founded by a group of people that decide to do something for God. This results in a tower of Babel. When a people decide to have a church for God without the Lord’s authorization, what they would have is a club. It can have resemblance and appearance of church, it would have a collegiate spirit, lacking a father’s voice and it will not be a church supported by God.

 

PRAYER: Lord, I receive the truths You are showing me this month concerning my church membership in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

BIBLE IN A YEARExodus 13:17-15:18, Matthew 21:23-46, Psalms 26:1-12, Proverbs 6:16-19