THE  REAL  CHURCH

IS A CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS

GOD'S WAY IS THE ONLY WAY

FACT: I am convinced that many people today are worn out on religion – plain and simple. We are up to our ears in it. We hear of one religion battling another in the name of their “god”. We read of a radical group who believes they will attain a high entrance into heaven by an act of terrorism against “pagans.” We watch priests wear robes carrying out rituals one day and facing indictments the next. They tell you join this and that, they tell you to do this and that give here etc, etc.  Where do we find precepts in the Gospel, requiring . . . Convocations, Councils, Decrees, Creeds, Confession, Oaths, Subscriptions and whole Cartloads of other trumpery, that we find religion encumbered with in these days?

FACT: Jesus Christ said,"Follow me:" the disciples "followed Him"That is how and when the followers of Jesus Christ had its beginning. Jesus Christ had an following of baptized disciples. He was their Head and they were following Him and serving Him.

FACT: Jesus Christ proclaimed, over 2,000 years ago, "I will build My church." He declared that His Church would never die out, promising that "the gates of Hades [the grave] shall not prevail against it" (Matthew:16:18). 

As we  see , the institution to which Jesus referred was not an earthly posh building or a mere physical organization. Rather, the Church was and remains the called-out followers of Jesus Christ's spiritually transformed and faithful followers.


FACT:  WE AS DISCIPLE MAKERS are not organizations, it is what Jesus told us to do, GO OUT AND MAKE DISCIPLES.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Mark 16:19


Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew  28:19
This is how the New Testament Church was started, by Jesus asking men to follow Him and making them into Disciple to go and spread the Good News and make new disciples.

FACT: In Matthew 16:18 Jesus said to Simon Peter, "And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." From this passage it is very obvious that Jesus Christ is the builder or founder of the New Testament church and that he calls this church His church. Any church founded by someone other than Jesus Christ is not God's church. He did not say to Peter, upon YOU I will build my Church as many try to make your believe. David, in the Old Testament, announced a great truth when he said, "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it" (Psalm 127:1). In the New Testament we learn that the "house of God is the church of the living God" (1 Timothy 3:15). If the Lord did not build the house (church) those who did build it labored in vain. Jesus declared, "Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up" (Matthew 15:13). No one should be a member of any spiritual household, religious plant, or church which man was responsible for starting. One should be a member of the church Jesus Christ established!

The church is not a building or a denomination. According to the Bible, the church is the body of Christ—all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation (John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:13).

 

Today, over 112 million Christians worldwide do not attend a traditional church. Every year, one million Christians leave the institutional church. This number is growing by the day. That is where our ministry comes in.  We are here to try and help in any way we can.

 

Lord Jesus Christ said that the harvest is plentiful. But the labourers are few. Pray for labourers. Matthew. 9:37-38; Luke 10:2; John 4:35

 

There is no difference between Workers, Labourers, Servants, Disciples, Elders, Bishops, Sons of God, Shepherds and the Sheep as all work for His Kingdom. Paul, James and Peter, referred to themselves as servants of Jesus. Romans. 1:1; James 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1

 

God is also a labourer and we are co- labourers. 1 Corinthians 3:9; John 5:17; Mark 16:20

 

BUILDING: Jesus did not say that you should build churches. He said God does not live in houses made with human hands because the heaven is His throne and the earth is His foot stool. Jesus said you are the temple of the living God.  Acts 7:48-49; 2 Corinthians. 6:16

 

Church is People: have your meetings (fellowship) anywhere in people’s homes, in shops, office empty factory buildings, under a canvas, in the open, in a cafe, in fact anywhere where two or more can come together. Church is you go out and serve some one this is church.


Let everyone take part, we all have different gifts that we can offer some of the finest Gospel singers are women, some of the finest Christian poetry writers are women, and where would we be without the wonderful cooks women are and the way they tend to the children, these are just of the many gifts women can offer in building disciples.

 

CHURCH PROGRAM: Jesus did not say follow your church program and become a member. Jesus said follow me and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew. 4:19

To fellowship and worship God, you don’t have to set out a program that is the same week in week out. . Fellowship and praise and worship God and build disciples and serve those in need that is all that is needed to glorify our loving God.


TITHING: Jesus did not say that you should tithe but open your homes and share your possessions with others so that no one lacks anything. Matthew. 23:23;  Acts 4:32-34;  Deut. 8:17-18

 

Nowhere in the Bible does it tell you to tithe with money. Open your home share your food and what else you have, many of us have stored up possessions beyond our needs. Give to help the need for the meetings and use the rest to give to help serve the poor and needy at home and overseas. 


REVIVAL MEETING: Jesus did not ask you to organise crusades and conventions. He will not judge you on the basis of large crowds or the wonderful worship and beautiful music. He will judge on what you did for the little and the least of the world. Matthew. 25:31-46,18:3-6; Isaiah. 58:6-9

 

Have a few in your home and fellowship, go among the poor and give a helping hand along with an invitation to salvation and inviting them for a meal.  These are far greater than putting on big crusades that cost a lot of money and the most attending are Christian already.

 

MAKING DISCIPLES:  Discipleship is not going to Bible school and then finding a job preaching the gospel. Jesus built His disciples by living with his disciples, eating the same food, wearing the same clothes and sharing the same facilities. Jesus taught his disciples by casting out demons, healing the sick, identifying with the powerless, laying down one’s life for the friendly and even for the unfriendly.

 

So many think and do go to these money making Bible Study collages handing over vast sums of money to study the Bible so they can teach or spread the word. When you can do the same thing for free in the mission field or a home fellowship.

 

Multiply : Discipling of the nations is the mandate of the mobile and militant church. Jesus said ‘as the Father has sent me so I send you into the world’. The Bride of Christ must multiply daily from house to house and fill the earth. Christianity is like a flowing river. If it stops flowing then it becomes a dirty pond full of mud, mosquitoes and other harmful creatures. Matthew. 28:19; John 17:18; Acts 1:8; 16:5. Go into all the world means also in your home, at work, in the streets where you live, in you areas, your towns, villages and cities and your country, some will go overseas, most will be at home. This is where you have been placed by our God to do his will Build disciples in your community, in your home and also help those that go or are far away by give them support with prayer and funding. You are a home missionary.


We Are Called “to Serve and to Preserve”

The second creation story goes even further in clarifying the concept of environmental stewardship (Genesis 2:5-15). In this story, God put Adam and Eve in the garden in order “to till and to keep” the land. However, the words translated as “till” and “keep” may be misleading. The Hebrew word for “till” is a word used to depict the service that a slave gives to a master. And the Hebrew word for “keep” means to preserve for future generations. Hence, the mandate “to serve and to preserve” the land places human beings not in a hierarchical position over creation but in a position of service to it.

Stewards over money If you take a look at the parable of the talents or at any of the other bible verses about stewardship, it becomes very clear that we are stewards of what God has given to us – be it our time, money, position, etc. But in this particular post we are talking about our stewardship of God’s money.

 

Question: What Is the Great Commission?


Answer: Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

The Great Commission is our Lord’s command take the gospel to every person throughout the world and to make disciples in all nations. It involves building and multiplying disciples in all nations so that they can, in turn, saturate their nations with the Good News and train other disciples to do the same generation after generation through the process of spiritual multiplication.


The Greatest Challenge Ever Given

Today I lay before you the greatest challenge ever given to man by the greatest person who has ever lived.God Himself  Jesus our Lord.

What an awesome way to work together! What a fantastic opportunity to be involved in reaching the lost and un-reached people!

 

What Is the Great Commission?

Answer:  Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


The Great Commission is our Lord’s command take the gospel to every person throughout the world and to make disciples in all nations. It involves building and multiplying disciples in all nations so that they can, in turn, saturate their nations with the Good News and train other disciples to do the same generation after generation through the process of spiritual multiplication.

 

Following Jesus Is a Journey Down Relationship Road

 

Jesus said, “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”  Matthew 4:19 That means if you follow Him, it will require spending time with others.  Your life, as a follower of Jesus, must involve proactive investments in people.  Being an introvert or task-oriented person doesn’t excuse you from this God-given mission.

 

Below are some tips on developing and cultivating relationships that I’ve found helpful.  Investing your life in others tends to produce a lot of new friendships.  As you become a friend to others, you’ll discover that it is so much easier to tell that friend about your other FRIEND, named Jesus.

 

 1.  Get interested in others and initiate conversations.

Philippians 2:4  Don’t think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing.

Proverbs 18:1 Loners who care only for themselves spit on the common good.

                                                                                                      

2.  Be a good listener and try to understand.

James 1:19  Dear brothers, don’t ever forget that it is best to listen much, speak little, and not become angry

Proverbs 20:5  The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.

 

3.  Be a cheerful person and be sure to tell your face that you’re happy.

Proverbs 15:13  A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.

 

4. Accept people unconditionally and be patient as you let God do the changing.

Romans 15:7  Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God..

 

5.  Help people feel significant by valuing them and pointing out their value to God.

Romans 12:10  Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves.

Philippians 2:3  Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.

                                                                                               

6.  Sympathize with people and demonstrate your care for them.

Romans 12:15  Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.

Romans 12:15  When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow.

 

7.  Stick with them during the tough times.

Proverbs 18:24 There are “friends” who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 17:17  Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.

 

8.  Be ready to point them to Jesus when they admit their need.

1 Peter 3:15  But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.