Rhapsody of Realities
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D ;
THE CHURCH AND YOU
(The Ministry Of God’s Word And His Spirit In Church)
TO THE BIBLE Psalm 119:66-67 AMPC
“Teach me good judgment, wise and right discernment, and knowledge, for I have believed (trusted, relied on, and clung to) Your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now Your word do I keep [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].”
The Psalmist said in Psalm 119:66, “Teach me good judgment and knowledge, For I believe Your commandments.” In other words, “Teach me how to say what I should say, when to say it, and to say it rightly.” This can only come as you yield yourself to the ministry of the Word and the Holy Spirit, and being in church gives you such an opportunity. Through the ministry of the Word and the Spirit in the church, you receive divine counsel and sound doctrine that help you live victoriously.
Make it a priority to attend church services and meetings consistently, and make it a habit to be punctual. Be ever more committed to be early at church, just as you would at your regular classes at school. In church, the Holy Spirit brings you knowledge, understanding, and sound judgment. The different activities that make up the church service were designed for your spiritual growth, comfort, and edification. By being present, you make the corporate ministry of the Word and the ministry of the Holy Spirit available to yourself.
If for any reason you’re not going to be able to make it for a service in your local church, find out about the possibility of online attendance, so you can participate from wherever you are. The Church is the ground and pillar of truth; it’s the place where you’re taught God’s Word and thoroughly equipped to live the authentic Christian life. It’s
the place where you’re taught how to use the Word, live in the Word, live by the Word, and live through the Word.
Matthew 16:18; Luke 4:16; Ephesians 4:11-13
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not [a]prevail against it.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [a]edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
Dear Father, thank you for teaching me sound judgment through your Word. I’m delighted to belong in a local assembly, where I’m taught the Word, equipped, trained, nurtured, built and edified for victorious living, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading📚
Luke 6:17-49, Deuteronomy 31-32
Romans 3:13-19, Psalm 95-96
Plan to be in church tomorrow, and also go out to remind those you’ve won to the Lord about attending tomorrow’s service.