Church of the Open Door

Christ’s Guarantee for the Continuation of the Body of Christ by Dr. Glenn Jago

Ephesians 4:11-16

Anyone who looks closely at the current conditions of the visible churches, may come away with an alarming fear – the invisible Church is failing and is, therefore, losing its influence in the world. However, when it comes to the power of the Church, it will never lose its influence or power because the success of the Church is dependent on Jesus Christ. He alone is the originator of the Church and even when some visible churches may close, the Church will never be destroyed. But, on what basis can we be so sure? Thankfully, Paul provides a three-fold answer that is set within the context of instructions for the Church. These statements declare that the power of Christ is the sufficient means for the continuation of his Body. Indeed, the visible churches aligned with his plan will experience continuation into the future.

  1. Christ’s provision for continuation – Ephesians 4:11-12
  2. Christ’s purpose for the provision – Ephesians 4:13-14
  3. Christ’s plan for the Body of Christ – Ephesians 4:15-16

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