“Commitment; To the body of Christ”
nas 2Sam. 5: 20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.
baal-perazim means “lord of the breakings through”
lack of commitment is at the root of every failure that people experience.
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope (expectation) without wavering, for he who promised is faithful;
let us hold fast the commitments of faith that we have made.
whatever you have committed to when it comes to the revealed will of god in your life – hold fast to it.
Luke 8:15 “and the seed in the good soil, hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.
commitment to the body of christ. (specifically the local body god has called you to).
nas 1Cor 12:18 But now god has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired (Where He pleases)
(Voice)“God has meticulously put this body together; He placed each part in the exact place to perform the exact function He wanted.”
there is a place that it pleases god to put you and this is where we are to assemble… where we fit.
nlt Heb. 10:23 without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24 Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near.
Church is not an option or a matter of convienience.
we’re talking about commitment to the revealed will of god.
the leadership of a church has to be committed.
a major part of your supply is bringing people into the church.
eph 4 say’s, “the people are to be equipped for the work of the ministry.”
you cannot make a contribution to the increase of the body of christ and not experience increase in your personal life as well.
Phil 1:27 Standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel