#63 Supreme Head of the Church
Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Ephesians 1:22, 23 AMPC
And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church], which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself].
When you were born again, you were born INTO Christ’s Body. You are a member, a vital part of THE Church, the heavenly order that is truly Church.
Your enjoyment of the fullness of Christ, your participation in Church, is dependent on His actual Lordship in your deepest walk of life. And that was Paul’s work, to call saints over and over back into and under the Lordship of Christ. This is ministry! And this alone is Church: “To be governed by the Holy Spirit.”
Church IS and happens where Christ is Lord. ‘Church’ doesn’t have to be pumped up, shouted about, advertised. Just help people surrender to the Lordship of Christ and Church will appear. It has nothing to do with meetings, organizations, or projects. It has to do ONLY with Christ as Lord. Jesus as Lord, Master, King—not in ‘talk’, not in sloppy sentimentality, not in grandiosity. Lord…