BEAUTY OF SPRING
"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;" (Song of Solomon 2:11-12)
"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
"Anything God has ever done, He can do now. Anything God has ever done anywhere, He can do here. Anything God has ever done for anyone, He can do for you." A. W. Tozer
Church in the 21 st. century
The New Testament gives evidence of the importance God places on the Church. The Scriptures speaks of the Church as being a BUILDING, with Christ as its corner stone and foundation; as a BRIDE, with Christ as the groom; as a BODY, with Christ as its head. The Church is God's witness in the world today. The 21st. century will be a real test for the Church. It is good to know that Jesus said the gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church. Yet, this promise does not apply to individual Churches. This is clearly revealed in the Book of Revelation. God has removed the candle stick from churches that have forsaken the "faith which was once delivered unto the saints." This has happen to some of the old main line denominations.
How can we be sure to maintain a faithful witness for Christ in the 21st. century? We must be true to the message which God has given us to share.