Is Your Church Like This One?

Is Your Church Like This One?

The Church (believers), Christ’s bride, should be the “light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). Is your church this way? Just think how powerful the Church would be today if all Women’s Bible Studies were older, godly women teaching younger, godly women:

what loving their husbands is supposed to look like and how to go about loving, respecting, and obeying them,

how to go about disciplining, training, and loving their children in the ways of godliness,

to be sober-minded and able to clearly discern between their emotions, feelings, and truth,

about dressing modestly and how men view immodest women,

to be sexually pure before being married and after they get married in all areas of their lives,

to look and act like a feminine, godly woman,

encouraging them to have children and being the ones to raise them at home,

to work hard in the home and teach them to cook, clean, sew, can, etc.

and helping them learn the ways of goodness and kindness in all areas of their lives.

These older women were actually involved in these women’s lives and were there to help them when there was a need and the younger women were eager with teachable hearts to learn from the older, wiser women who had raised children and been married a long time. Yes, what if the Church actually obeyed Titus 2:3-5? Marriages would be stronger. Divorces would be few. Peace and unity would more than likely reign in the most of the homes. Many more children would grow up to be godly offspring, as the Lord wants.

Also, just think if all the elder, deacons, pastors, and teachers in the church were strong, godly men and all the women were happy about this. They silently listened and learned when these men powerfully taught the Word of God clearly and without watering it down at all. They were far from being politically correct and nothing in God’s Word was off-limits. They weren’t afraid to teach the women to respect and obey their husbands, to be keepers at home, and to dress modestly. They would tell the older women to work hard with the younger women teaching them all the ways of godly womanhood.

These men made sure their congregations knew who they were in Christ, all the promises that come from Him, to live in obedience to the Word with the Holy Spirit working mightily within them, and encouraged their congregations to be in the Word and in prayer daily. They wanted to make sure their people went way past the milk and learned the meat of the Word so they would be mature Christians and could easily distinguish between good and evil (Hebrews 5:14). What a powerful Church this would be! Do you go to a church like this? If so, please publish it in the comments so others who live near you can attend. Thank you!

And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,  for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
Ephesians 4:11-16

12 thoughts on “Is Your Church Like This One?

  1. Why is it that you believe that women are to blame that the Church is not as strong as you would want?

  2. “The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.” (Proverbs 14:1) If she has the power to build up or destroy her home, she has the power to build up and destroy the Church since the Church is built upon strong, godly families. Plus, if you noticed, I did speak about “strong, godly men” being part of this great city on a hill!

  3. Southside Bible Church in Centennial Colorado. People at out church live for the glory of the Lord! Our pastor teaches the word of God without compromise it is such a breath of fresh air to be taught the word and not have our ears ticked. All are welcome to come and see how God is on display there! 🙂

  4. Sadly not one church building is like this. Many church buildings are just businesses to collect from the people. The Lord never told the apostles to build cathedral buildings and sound systems etc. A lot of these organizations have a formal of godliness but deny the power thereof. Thank God I no longer go to these businesses. I fellowship at home among true disciples following only what the scriptures say. While many organizations do not. It would be nice to find one but the real church of Christ is scattered. There is always some leaven in the organizationsame these days. Jesus is knocking on the door to these places because he’s not there. Ex. The lukewarm church. We are in the church of laodicea. Many churches are lukewarm sadly……

  5. Thank you , thank you Lori. You are truly rare and you have found the living Jesus and are proclaiming Him just as His words instruct. My He reveal Himself to you in yet another rich and higher level that comes to those that truly act on faith in Him

  6. Hi Marcie, consider that there is only one scripture that addresses the ‘blasphemy of the word of God (Jesus)’ and it applies to only one situation: that scripture is Titus 2:5 and that situation is women not being obedient to their own husband, including being discreet, chaste, keepers at home. I suggest this is what Lori speaks of and it is the duty of older (mature) women to point this out to younger less mature women. Yes, this is a powerful responsibility. And it matches what I have said several times in this blog: “The healing of the church starts with women taking their God ordained place.” It is SO POWERFUL that Jesus says it is the sole blaspheme of Him.

  7. Yes, our church, Saint Michael the Archangel Chapel in the Philippines is like this. Instead of pastors, we have priests who teach the Gospel, lead our parish, and bless our community. We do not have women’s Bible studies, but the priests and lay people have basic Bible seminars where they teach the Word of God. Thank you.

  8. I know many Conservative Mennonites churches are like this. Sadly there are some liberal Mennonite churches that are not Biblical. These churches allow women pastors, promote ungodly lifestyles and more. Such a shame!

  9. Yeah, old order mennonites sound great. We don’t have any in Austria though, so my family is part of a small house church (we are currently seven people). My Papa is trying to reach out to other people through his books, cds and blog, but it’s so strange that no one seems to think it necessary to send missionaries to the traditionally “christian” Austria.

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