Discipleship | Lesson 6 | Devotion 3
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Anything worthy of construction and continuation would most likely be costly. The church is no different. Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone not because of His miracles or his teachings, but because of His blood. In several of your devotions, you’ve heard about the wonderful power of the crucifixion and the resurrection. It truly affects every part of our faith and our lives. It even impacts the church.
Because Christ purchased the church, He is the owner. We should take comfort in this fact because the ownership of the church is not in man’s possession. Throughout history, churches, pastors, and people operating in the name of Christ have tried to take the ownership of the church to benefit themselves. Not only does this hurt the cause of Christ for other churches, but it is not Biblical.
No church is going to be perfect. Our desire at Franklin Road, is to honor the Owner of the church. Christ made a great sacrifice to save our souls and to purchase the church. We believe that we should honor Him with everything that we do. Thank you for choosing to be a part of this mission.