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CHBC Connect for May 24, 2024

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God’s Vision for CHBC: 3 Piers, 3 Pillars, and 3 Purposes

3 Piers: The Centrality of the Scriptures, the Lordship of Christ, and the Glory of God

 

 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:5-6)

 

The third foundation stone for CHBC is that we exist for the glory of God. Paul prays at the end of Romans for God’s work in the church, so that they may with one voice glorify the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. God works in His children, the church, for His children to glorify Him.

 

When we are praying for God to work in our lives, our church, or our friends, the ultimate purpose is His glory. We desire the answer to our prayers to be such that it brings Him the greatest glory. Even when the answers to our prayers, or His work among us, seems difficult or confusing, we trust His goodness and His sovereignty, and we still give Him glory, knowing that He will always be at work for His ultimate glory and our ultimate good.

 

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Pastor Mark

 

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CHBC Connect for May 17, 2024

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God’s Vision for CHBC: 3 Piers, 3 Pillars, and 3 Purposes

3 Piers: The Centrality of the Scriptures, the Lordship of Christ, and the Glory of God

 

Jan Hus, a full century before Martin Luther lived, wrote, “Christ is the only head of the church.” This may seem obvious to a group of protestant Christians living in 2024, but while it may be affirmed verbally is it lived out practically in the American church?

 

The claim of Christ’s Lordship is necessary for salvation; not sinner’s prayers, mystical experiences, raised hands, or the walking of aisles. Romans 10:9 says, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be save; ….” Christ’s Lordship over the church is not secondary, but primary. It is foundational to the church.

 

The trendy practices incorporated into times of corporate worship intended to attract unbelievers is another way the modern church has denied the Lordship of Christ over the church. There is much room for what can be done in worship, but the Bible gives us a regulative principle for worship. His Biblical commands and principles for orderly worship are centered on His Word and the ordinances.

 

Colossians 1:18, “He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.”

 

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Pastor Mark

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