MORNINGTIME 2505

by Benjamin Munsell on August 18, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2505
 
FEED THE FLOCK OF GOD WHICH IS AMONG YOU, taking the oversight thereof , not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 1 Peter 5:2. Definition of "oversight" :  Thayer's Definition: "to look upon, inspect, oversee, look after, care for, of the care of the church which rested upon the elders, to look carefully, Beware". Just like it sounds  here, there is a small flock of sheep among the general population of Sunday morning church going people inside the building that is generally called, and accepted as, the church. I'll explain. On any Sunday morning, for some it's Saturday morning, a group of people all come to the church building to listen to the Preacher teach them something about God. This is generally called, "Going to church". Most of the people are generally content with what's going on in the church and most of the church functions. This covers all that the church does and participates in. And then there's this small group of people in the corner at the back  of the church with their usual grumblings about things in the church that shouldn't be. If you'll wait them out long enough, most of these grumblers will move on and church can fall back into its usual patterns of services with minor complaining. Is that your church today? Here's the problem, "The Church" is NOT the building everyone goes to, and it is NOT the big group of people that fill that building. The "Church" IS that small group of Believers in the back corner unhappy about all the things that are being done "in the name of God" that have NO Biblical basis whatsoever, NONE. These Followers of Christ are just seeking Christ, just asking the preacher to feed them from the Gospel, just people dedicating their lives to grow in Holiness, Righteousness, and Purity. THEY, THIS SMALL BAND OF FOLLOWERS, IS THE CHURCH, THE BODY OF CHRIST, THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, meeting in a building with a majority of goats who will NEVER come to Christ and who will NEVER, Be Blessed.
 
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