So many things can hold us back from being a good example and even though we try and hide the dysfunction it is noticeable. Our Father knows our weaknesses and others can see them. If people want to have a good relationship with us sometimes they have to wade through the façade. Jesus talked about hypocrisy because it keeps us from learning faith. Playing church is not the same as being the Church. Speaking honestly is the first lesson in Christ we should learn.
Mathew 5:37 “But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”
Connecting People and Clearing Pathways
Present Her To Himself As A Radiant Church
We are on a journey to create beauty and love for the whole world to see. The potential for God’s people in far beyond comprehension. We are the Radiant Church that can invite the the lost world into the light.
A right perspective of who we are in a marriage with Christ is the identity we need to keep if we want to be close to each other and reconciled to our God.
Ephesians 5: and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
The people who God brings together are set on a journey to create beauty and love for the whole world to see. We are painting the most awesome and amazing work of art. The Bride of Christ is a woman waiting for her husband who loves her thoroughly and completely. Even though His love will wash away every tear and fear she must prepare herself. To see Jesus fully we need to look past the failures and sickness let our faith grow by proving His love can cover all sin and darkness.
We hope that the seeing Jesus in each other will give us a strong will to love each other.
2 Corinthians 11:2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Reasoning in a World of Relative Herd Mentality
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.