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RIGHT WITH THE CHURCH
While scrolling through a number of Facebook posts I came across a question, “What is right with the church?” The responses were quite refreshing to me because so many want to point out what is wrong with the church. Marvin Phillips, past minister of one of the largest attended churches of Christ in the nation said, “The church has the right owner, purchased with the right price, delivers the right message, is focused on the right mission, headed to the right destination, and espouses the right way of living.
The right Owner, God, purchased the church with the blood of His very own Son. The price was greater than all the gold on earth, and had a value that is not affected by the rise and fall of interest rates or by the Dow Jones Stock Averages. The right Owner equipped the church with the right message, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
The right owner that paid the right price and gave us the right message also set us on the right mission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you” (Matthew 28:19,20).
The right Owner that paid the right price and gave us the right message with the right mission also gave us instructions on the right way to live. Then He capped it all off with giving us the right destination – Heaven. We can read all about this in the right book – the Bible. Furthermore He equipped us with the right Spirit and commissioned the right church to make known the manifold wisdom of God to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places (See Ephesians 3:10).
Those are some of the things that are right with the church.