SIMPLY CHURCH!

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but WE TRUST in the NAME OF THE LORD OUR GOD.

What does SIMPLY CHURCH got to do with anything? You see, church…for you and I may have a whole lot of different meanings. And so does…CHARIOTS AND HORSES. Ask the nobles in the days gone by and you might found out that…CHARIOTS AND HORSES represented in those days…POWER, PROSPERITY & PRESTIGE. In the middle ages, those who owned and rode in HORSE AND CHARIOTS…were usually the CREME of the society, to be regarded with high honour…not because of anything they had done on their part but simply because one was born into aristocracy.

But what does SIMPLY CHURCH got to do with you and me? EVERYTHING...and much more. Church…and I mean church in the only place where you require no qualifications whatsoever to be part of…other than…allowing Jesus to take your lowly place by forgiving your sins and admitting you into AN ETERNAL ARISTOCRACY…in this life and in eternity. Yes…CHARIOTS and HORSES can seem for some like a secure place…of power, prosperity and prestige…but SIMPLY CHURCH…is more secure than all the horses and chariots put together. Why? Because the bible says so:

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were INFLUENTIAL; not many were of NOBLE BIRTH. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things_ and the things that are not_ to nullify the things that are, so that no-one may best before him.

SIMPLY CHURCH.…you are blessed and highly regarded! Oh…there is even more good news: YOU ARE NOBLE.…because you are SIMPLY CHURCH. Just because you have no horses or chariots to lean on for strength, power and prestige….YOU, of all people on the face of the earth….are more than blessed. Consider this…and rejoice because you are SIMPLY CHURCH!

1 Peter 2:9-10 But YOU are a CHOSEN PEOPLE, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE BELONGING TO GOD, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD, once you had not received mercy, but now you have received MERCY.

You are SIMPLY CHURCH! Go on…and give up…some praise somebody!

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11 thoughts on “SIMPLY CHURCH!

  1. Great perspective, Gladwell. Thanks for this encouragement.

    Have you heard Robin Mark’s worship song, “Some Trust in Chariots”? If not, I expect it’s on You-Tube.

  2. Gladwell,
    Great lesson, I really needed to hear this today. We are a chosen people, and as such we need to realize that church is us, not a building, not a congregation, but us. God bless you sister
    Jim

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