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CHBC Connect for June 8, 2024

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God’s Vision for CHBC: 3 Piers, 3 Pillars, and 3 Purposes
3 Pillars: Biblically-Modeled; Mission-Minded; and Multi-Cultural

 “…so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 3:10)

The mission of the church is to make certain that it is the means through which the manifold wisdom of God is made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. That the angels and demons are made to stand in awe of God’s wisdom in redeeming fallen human creatures into His own adopted sons and daughters.

May we never see the salvation of any person as routine, mundane, or humdrum. It is a fantastic miracle. May we not trivialize that which is truly miraculous.

When we speak of being mission-minded it means taking all the things we do as a church and submitting them to the scrutiny of this stated mission of God. If they cannot be done in such a way, and with the motivation of Ephesians 3:10, may we be willing to lay them aside as secondary at best and perhaps unnecessary as a pursuit.

This must be one of our three pillars, or three-core convictions. Our intentional focus and our mental energies must be spent on the mission of our living God. Pray that our church leadership would scrutinize all that we do by the prime mission of the Living God. Scrutinize your own daily activities and routines in the same way, so that your life moves with the eternal purposes and plans of God.

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Pastor Mark

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CHBC Connect for May 31, 2024

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

3 Pillars: Biblically-Modeled; Mission-Minded; and Multi-Cultural

 

 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:4-16)

 

The Bible gives a great deal of information about the form and function of the church. The core conviction of a local church must be to adhere as closely to the Scriptures as we can under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit. Organization, ministry development, and church leadership is not the only things to consider when thinking about the church following a Biblical model.

 

A Biblically-modeled church will be salt and light to its community. Salt flavors and preserves. Do we make our community a better place to exist? When the residents of South OKC think about what is good about their community, does it have anything to do with working around and living around people who are members of CHBC?

 

Light provides sight and guidance. Without light our eyes cannot function. Without light it is easy to lose your way. As a church, CHBC can provide truth and hope about life, family, marriage, anxiety, grief, education, and so much more.

 

The church should be organized properly, but it also must function in the way God designed. We must not live closed off from our world. We must live in conformity to the world. We must exist to be salt and light in our world. That is our Biblical model.

 

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Pastor Mark

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