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Love the Church !!!!!!

10 Jul
Love the Church !!!!!!

Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof. (Psalm 102:13-14)

Yes, our prayers for the church will be heard. The set time is come. We love the prayer meetings, and the Sunday school, and all the services of the Lord’s house. We are bound in heart to all the people of God and can truly say,

There’s not a lamb in all thy flock

I would disdain to feed

There’s not a foe before whose face

I’d fear thy cause to plead.

If this is the general feeling, we shall soon enjoy times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Our assemblies will be filled, saints will be revived, and sinners will be converted. This can only come of the Lord’s mercy; but it will come, and we are called upon to expect it. The time, the set time, is come. Let us bestir ourselves. Let us love every stone of our Zion, even though it may be fallen down. Let us treasure up the least truth, the least ordinance, the least believer, even though some may despise them as only so much dust. When we favor Zion, God is about to favor her. When we take pleasure in the Lord’s work, the Lord Himself will take pleasure in it.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 

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5 responses to “Love the Church !!!!!!

  1. Heather

    July 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Very timely post for me Levi 🙂 Have to admit I’m having a hard time loving my church right now in midst of preparing to call a new preacher. Rumors abound and power struggles have surfaced that I feel so unprepared to confront in being that I’m in the chairman position of the search committee… Thanks for pointing me back to LOVE.

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    • Levi Thetford

      July 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks Heather. That is the most difficult thing for me personally, church politics. It really makes me perturbed. The Lord has to remind me that it’s made up of flawed people like me but it’s still difficult. Have a great day!!!

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  2. SLIMJIM

    July 11, 2014 at 2:10 am

    The more I grow as a Christian the more I feel the love of the church (with all her members, all her difficulties) is the mark of a mature Christian

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