For Jesus is the One referred to in Scriptures where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else ! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:11-12 NLT)
I do believe that. I’ve seen so many colleagues of mine come towards Christ and His church, and then leave Him and His church behind. It’s heartbreaking to lose a church brother or a sister to the world. It’s even more disheartening when a church leader leaves God’s Kingdom.
I’ve been part of God’s Kingdom now for the past 14 years and almost 3 months. This coming January will mark my 14TH anniversary of being part of a church family. I’m with my 2ND church family now, and this coming March will mark my 6TH anniversary with them. I love my current church family more than ever before !
I’ve experienced an abundance of good times over these past 14 years, and some bad times too. Some of the bad times that I’ve experienced I would have never imagined occurring post-salvation as a young believer and follower of God. 2009 comes to mind. In fact Thanksgiving Day of 2009 comes to mind. That’s when I had planned to get engaged to the woman that God had placed in my life. That never happened, and it took me awhile to recover from that. Not every day will be a perfect day on this journey. Sometimes the valleys last a bit longer than they should.
I’ve had several Pastors along my journey who weren’t as genuine as they seemed. I don’t want to be a Pastor like that. I want to treat my brothers and sisters the same way every day as I treat them on Sunday mornings.
I’ve heard it said many times that most people love Christ, but some of them just don’t care for His followers (the church).
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40 NLT)
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