Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Family of Friends

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

One of my Bible College professors was fond of saying, “The Church is a family of friends, and friends who are family.” When you become a Christ follower, not only does God pardon you, but He also places you in His family of friends. 

“Family” is the best term to describe the Church. We are called, and call ourselves, brothers and sisters. Just to make a point, the terms “brothers,” or “brothers and sisters,” is mentioned 148 times in just two books of the New Testament [Acts and Revelation]. 

Because God uses His family to bless His family, so much is accomplished in it. He gave each of us gifts so that we could love each other, honor one another, be watchful for troublemakers, and to bear each other’s burdens. 

I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God!

God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son. Ephesians 1:5-6

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