Jun 23, 2024
The Teaching Ministry in the Church (Romans 15:6-7)
 
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    Why Church?
    There are some things that we do without thinking about it very much. Breathing is a good example. Most likely, you did not have to consciously make yourself breathe when you woke up this morning. You do it because it comes naturally, and you don’t think much about it. But if you were forced to stop and think about it, you would remember just how important breathing is.
    Maybe coming to church is like that for you. Perhaps you didn’t give much thought to why you came to church or how important it really is. Maybe you came simply out of habit, or duty, or for good luck, or just out of curiosity. Or it could be that you are here today because you understand the importance of the church and want to serve God and honor Him by participating in this Divine institution ordained by the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Beginning today and for the next few weeks, I want to ask and answer questions like, What is the church? Why does it exist? Why should we get involved in all the things that a church does? Why should we go faithfully? Why should we join? Why should we give money to the church? Why should we pray for the church?
    In short, I want to answer the question, “Why church?” We begin with the big answer to that big question: the church exists because Jesus wants it to. The church is so important to Jesus that He began the church, He bought the church, and He is still building the church. If Jesus is important to you, then the church should be important to you, because the church is important to Jesus.
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    O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
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    The city of Ephesus in ancient times was known for a festival in which they would worship a false god called Bacchus. Bacchus was the god of wine, and their worship involved rampant drunkenness. The first century Ephesian believers that Paul wrote to knew all too well the effects of being “drunk with wine,” yet the Holy Spirit chose to use that imagery to explain an important truth about how He works in our lives.
    When you are sober, your God-given ability to reason stops you from blindly following the impulsive desires of your flesh. When you are drunk, you don’t think things through properly. You don’t think about the consequences of your actions, but instead you do what you feel like doing at any given moment. People who are drunk are more likely to do things that will hurt themselves and hurt others. The more drunk one becomes, the worse it gets. That is why the Bible is crystal clear about avoiding intoxicating substances. (Proverbs 20:1)
    The Holy Spirit has the exact opposite effect in our lives. When we are under His influence, we are controlled by God’s desires and the desires of our flesh are inhibited. This is the concept known as the filling of the Spirit. Just like the unbelievers in Ephesus would fill themselves with their “god” and then behave horribly as they were “under the influence,” believers are to be filled with the Spirit and behave according to His influence. As Christians, we should be "filled with the Spirit,” (Ephesians 5:18) allowing Him to influence every part of our life.
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    And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
    Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
    And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
    And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
    And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
    And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
    And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
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    Have you ever noticed how expensive it is to exist? Money is not evil. It is quite handy to have most
    of the time. Nor it is not sin to be wealthy. but it is a sin to live for money. It is a sin to trust in
    riches. it is a sin to measure your worth or the value of others based on material things.
    But we live in such a materialistic world and Christians are not immune to materialism. The church
    at Laodicea was materialistic. They said, “I am rich and increased of goods and have need of
    nothing” when in reality they were wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. They had to learn to
    find true treasures in God instead of their money and their possessions.
    In acts 8 we read of a man names Simon who had to learn that money cannot buy spiritual
    blessings. His story is a great lesson to us that God is not impressed with our wealth and we cannot
    pay our way to spiritual blessings.
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