May we as the church of the Living Christ never allow ourselves to become confused through our representation of Christ, either intentionally or unintentionally, with the religious establishment of Jesus’ day which deliberately misrepresented Him and denounced him in a shameless promotion of Christ-less religion.
Jesus is the Head of this church. He is its savior. He is the name above every other name. His return is the blessed hope of the church. Christ, through His blood is guarantor of our redemption. He is the singular gift offered to secure our release from guilt and condemnation. He is the First Love of the church triumphant. He is the Gospel. He is the Beginning and the End. He stands center stage. Jesus loves all men. He is exalted!
If there is any other agenda being served in your church, may it be revealed to us through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and may we be led to repent of and forsake it. The Will of God as revealed through the Written Word of God and through the Living Word of God in Christ is the heart of the church’s identity and the foundation and framework for the church’s existence and all of its activities.
Jesus, loved us enough to lay His life down for all people without discrimination and through the purchase of the church by His blood, He owns the church. His identity and His relationship with the church should never be clouded by the Words and actions of His blood bought church! Lord help me.
Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”