Lifetime Ministries
Daily Devotional

From your Pastor;

“Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.”                  1 Corinthians 12:27

     Another biblical principle would be God’s desire for the church. This is more than simply a desire, it is a Divine necessity. God intends to show the heavenly life in an earthly expression.  Not through angels or spirits, but through men. Not something vague or imaginary, but something real and practical. 
    God’s plan is to have this heavenly life revealed through local churches scattered about the earth. Even in places of darkness such as Corinth. 
And because this heavenly expression takes place on earth, men will always be ready to step in with their opinions, plans, views and interpretations. Men will say “we must think earthly sometimes.”  
      But 1 Corinthians 12 clearly shows that even in this earthly environment the church must still operate under the heavenly principles set forth by God in His word. The church is not merely an outward expression of Christ,  but rather a real manifestation of Christ in the world today. 
       He is the head, (the thinking, the decision making, the source) The church is not built upon what we think or feel, but built upon God’s word and work. 
        
“...and upon this rock I will build My church;
 and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.”
                                                               Matthew 16:18

Today; be a church builder,  following God’s word to the full.

                                                                  Bro. Clay