Is Your Church Built on These Essentials?

“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

Matthew 16:18

Ponder This

Any great church is built on these four things that begin with the letter B.

  1. The Book–the inspired, infallible Word of God.
  2. The Blood–the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. The Birth–the new birth.
  4. The Blessed Hope–the coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ.

You need to be part of a community of faithful believers. Don’t be a “bone on your own,” like the dry bones in Ezekiel. God tells us not to forsake “the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). He wants us to find a Bible-believing church and connect with the people there.

Practice This

If you’re looking for a church, find out if they take a stand on the Book, the Blood, the Birth, and the Blessed Hope. If they don’t, saturate that place with your absence. Look for one that does.