The Most Important Organization in the World

RYM

Ever take a look at your life and wish that you could be involved in something big? Something really important? That you  have helped to make a real difference?  Ronald Reagan once said,

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. The Marines don’t have that problem.

The Marines might not have that problem, but neither does anyone who is a member of the Christian church – no matter how small, unimpressive, or insignificant by the world’s standards.

People often speak of “megachurches” (usually meaning that they are very, very large), as if they are somehow much more important than those much smaller churches (micro-churches?). But here’s the thing - every true Christian church (which is defined simply as a church where the Scriptures are truly taught/the gospel is truly preached, the sacraments  of baptism & the Lord’s Supper are rightly administered, and church discipline is faithfully exercised) is a mega-church.  Why? Because that is where you will really find the Lord Jesus Christ at work. The church is what the Lord Jesus Christ Himself promised to build and defend. That is where Jesus truly changes lives, families, communities, and the world.

In his book, Renewing Your Mind (which is all about the Apostles’ Creed), R.C. Sproul writes,

The church is the most important organization in the world. It is the target of every demonic, hostile attack in the universe. Jesus personally guaranteed that the gates of hell will never prevail against the church. He made no guarantee that the gates of hell would not be unleashed against it, however. (p.184)

Do you want to be a part of something big? If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and are a member of a local church, then you already are a part of something big!  You are a part of the most important organization in the world! Yes, even that small, unimpressive, all-too-ordinary one down the street.

So join in the worship, work, and witness of the family of God! It doesn’t get any bigger than that!

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4 Responses to The Most Important Organization in the World

  1. RubeRad says:

    You’re not wrong, the church is indeed a great organization, but I would add a helpful stanza from TH 559 which begins “Father I know that all my life/is portioned out for me…”

    I would not have the restless will
    That hurries to and fro,
    Seeking for some great thing to do,
    Or secret thing to know;
    I would be treated as a child,
    And guided where I go.

    I think a lot of forms of worldly ambition are just sinful. Don’t be so proud as to think you deserve (i.e. don’t covet) a bigger vocation, and don’t despise the vocation God gave you. (I’m using the generic ‘you’ there…)

  2. garry jones says:

    Well, for me, I’m always reminded of a scripture that talks about not thinking more highly of ones self than necessary… Pardon my grammar infractions here. “Let each esteem others better than himself”. garry

    • Hi Garry! Great to hear from you, brother!

      Are you still up near LA somewhere? Have you found a new church home up there? Let me know if you need any help finding a new church – I’d be more than happy to do so!

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