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Much of our lives are built around what we want.  We drive vehicles because that’s what we wanted.  We dress in ways that makes us feel better about ourselves.  We eat custom ordered meals catering to our taste buds.  We live in houses that are complete with all of our toys and technologies that make us feel successful.  We are engaged in social media platforms in which we promote ourselves, share our opinions, and broadcast our lives.  Notice the emphasis on ‘our’.  It is mainly about us.

The Church (globally) was designed to be the total opposite.

The Church was not established for us or even centered on us.  Quite contrary, our push, toil, and sacrifices for The Church should be much larger than our own preferences, tastes, and views.

When The Church was founded we were provided with a clear understanding of Who the focus should be on.  In Matthew 16:18 Jesus announces, “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. (KJV)”

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Daily Devotional: “Our Church” was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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