Jesus Loves His church

In these dark and confusing days it is easy to get depressed but the Lord is calling us to realise in a fresh way that he loves his church with an everlasting love. He speaks of this love so clearly throughout the pages of scripture but he wants to reveal that love not only to our heads but also to our hearts. We need to seek the Lord for this fresh revelation of his love so that we are able to go about his purposes. Spend some time reading Ephesians chapter 1 and pray the prayer in that chapter for your church and yourself.
On Sunday morning during Communion as I took the bread the Lord revealed his love for the Church in a fresh way to me.   As I took the bread I realised that the physical body of Jesus was broken so that the body of Christ the church could be formed. I saw in a fresh way that I was united to my fellow believers in a family that god had chosen before the foundation of the world. I looked around with tears in my eyes as I realised how much Jesus loves each one of us. I realised in a fresh way that we would spend all eternity together. It made the love of Christ so real but I knew that this was a love that incorporated all believers into the family of God. Therefore we need to look up to the God of love, who is the almighty one and give him our praise and dedicate our lives to walking in the light of his love.
So as you read the headlines or hear the news, remember this God’s church is part of his eternal purpose and he loves his church with an everlasting love. GOD LOVES HIS CHURCH AND NO ONE CAN SEPARATE US FROM THAT LOVE.                        

About pneumaandlogos

David Rollings was born in Luton in1949 and raised by my Christian parents in the Gospel Standard Strict Baptist denomination( Hyper-Calvinistic} in the sixties I rebelled against this background and got involved in left-wing politics. I became a Christian in 1969 and soon started reading Francis Schaeffer's books and came to embrace a Christian Worldview. I had the privilege of being on the staff of L'Abti Fellowship from1975 - 1979. After L'abri I studied at London School of Theology where I gained my BA.(1983) A few years later I studied for my MA by distance learning with The Nazarene Theological College Manchester (1999) For the last 25 years, I have been an elder of Shoreham-by-Sea Baptist Church. I also regularly attend the Christian Doctrine Study Group of the Tyndale Fellowship.
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