My Church My Home Part 1
My Church My Home Part 2
My Church My Home part 3
As we embark on our theme for February My, Church My Home, I’m reminded of the scripture in 1 Peter 2:1-5. It says the following:
“So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
It is notable that Peter says, when it comes to people in church circles, there will always be those who are at one another’s throats and those who are on each other’s case. The result is that there is a constant strife amongst believers as well as deceit, hypocrisy and all kinds of slander. His encouragement is: “Put It Away”
Well, the moment you put something away, you’re free to pick up something else and if ever there was a time to pick up good, Godly and meaningful relationships between believers, it’s now!!
Peter says: “Rather long for pure spiritual milk in order to grow up and in doing so, whilst tasting that God is good, allow yourself to be built up as a Living Stone into the house of God.”
We see here how he encourages us as believers to be taken up into the House of God as a living stone. In the context of the Hebrew culture, Peter is explaining that we, as believers, belong to a family or household and that each one of us, in the unity of a family home, are to become a holy priesthood offering up spiritual sacrifices to God. Friends, there is much more to belonging to a spiritual house than we can ever imagine.
So this month we want to concentrate on what it means to belong to the spiritual family called CFC. What does God require from us in terms of commitment, loyalty, participation, vision and function with regards to our spiritual family?
Are there any Godly requirements we should adhere to? What benefits are there to others in the CFC Family by being connected to me as a believer and a member of the CFC House?
Well, I believe it’s going to be exciting and I want to encourage you to come on a journey with us this month in discovering the purpose and benefits of being part of a spiritual home.
CFC – My Church – My Home
– Ps Roland