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CHBC Connect for July 5, 2024

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God’s Vision for CHBC: 3 Piers, 3 Pillars, and 3 Purposes
3 Purposes: Equipping Believers; Exalting Christ; and Extending the Gospel

Therefore, let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”” (Acts 2:36)

We need to be able to answer the question, “Why does CHBC exist?” What purpose do we serve by continuing to meet together? Thankfully, that is not an answer we have to come up with ourselves. God, Himself, has told us why we need to be a church, and what the church is supposed to be doing.

One of the things we exist to do is to exalt Christ as Lord. God has made Him both Lord and Christ. It is our responsibility to respond to His Lordship. How can we, today, respond to His Lordship?

Here are some practical things we can be doing right now in response to the Lordship of Christ:

  1. Tell Christ you love Him above all other loves.
  2. Read the Bible and as you do think in your mind that you are not doing this to check off any boxes of Christian devotion, but you are doing it as a way to fellowship with Him.
  3. Be obedient to the things you know His Word has explicitly told you to do. And when you fail in obedience quickly repent relying on the forgiveness of the gospel.
  4. Pray for the gift of the assurance of being a follower of Christ who is fully surrendered. There may be moments when you doubt whether or not you have fully surrendered to Him. That is possible for everyone of us, so regularly ask for that assurance (Rom. 8:16).

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Pastor Mark


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