On Sunday Hugh preached on the Church being a FAMILY. God's manifold wisdom is displayed to the cosmos through the wonder of Jew and Gentile being brought together in one new man, forming the household of God - a new family!
We heard how families commit to;
- LOVING on another
- MEETING together
- SERVING one another
Eph 4v 1-3 ESV I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain (making every effort to keep NIV) the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 3v10 ESV …so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
Heb 10v25 ESV 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Ephesians 4v 15-16 ESV 15 … we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.