Today’s Verse

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Ephesians 4:11-12

Monday, December 5

Jesus is the Savior of the church! Jesus means, “Jehovah saves!” 

Notice that the blood of the everlasting covenant is indicative of the fact that when Jesus Christ shed His blood, it was a once and for all offering. He was, He is and He always will be. If you have the opportunity, please read Hebrews 9:19-28. 

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain. He washed it white as snow! 

Moses sprinkled the blood; the high priest sprinkled the blood year after year after year. But this Jesus offered Himself once and for all. He became the Savior of the church. My friend, no man is worthy of worship; no man is worthy of praise. Jesus should be lifted high and holy in the church and praised and glorified for His wondrous works. 

From today’s verses, we learn that my trust must be steadfast on my Savior. As you looked to Jesus the day you were saved, never stop looking to Jesus. Never stop the work of ministering to others. Never stop edifying (building and encouraging others) those who are in the body (our church family) of Christ. If Jesus truly is our Savior, we must share this Good News during this season. 

We have THE answer; let’s not guard it too carefully!

Weekly Memory Verse

But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

1 Timothy 3:15

"Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks."
- Unknown

Pastor Armstrong

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