The local church is miraculous. When the Lord Jesus established the church, in its foundation He gave us all we need for its function. As we speak for God, we must speak not just to be heard, but to be repeated.
The Miracle of the Origin of the Local Church
The Lord Jesus said, “I will build my church.” The local church is established as the pillar and ground of the truth. We are to speak the truth in love.
The Miracle of the Measure of the Local Church
Every local church is precious to the Lord Jesus Christ. Its greatness lies in its likeness to Christ. The church is measured, not by its size, but by its “sort.” Remember, it is His body on earth.
The Miracle of the Message of the Local Church
Pastors are always working on their message. The Lord Jesus is always building His messenger. God uses the message of His Word to change lives. The message must be spoken with urgency, clarity, and certainty.
The Miracle of the Ministry of the Local Church
We meet together to worship the Lord. Out of our worship grows the ministry. It must be local and global. Christ has commanded us to reach our Jerusalem and extend His message to the uttermost part of the earth.