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Do You Have Zeal For The Church? 

That is where our brothers and sisters in Christ meet. 

John 2:17 

His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 

Jesus had a passion for His Father’s House. What about you? Do you have a passion for our Father’s House. 

How many Christians are there? Each one can come up with an excuse for not coming to church on the Lord’s Day, that is a lot of excuses. Yes; some are legitimate but the majority are not. 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 

1 Peter 2:5 

You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 

We are His temple not only individually but corporately. 

His corporate temple, we as a church exist for three reasons. 

1 For worshiping, praising and glorifying the Lord. 

Colossians 1:16 

For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 

The church exists for the Lord’s pleasure. 

Revelation 4:11 

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” 

2 The church exists to build, enlighten and inform the saints. To bring them to maturity in Christ. 

Ephesians 4:12-13 

To prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

By seeing Jesus throughout Scriptures. 

3 For evangelism. Why? Healthy sheep just naturally reproduce. If sheep are fed and tended properly; they increase. 

Acts 6:7 

So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly. 

The Word increased; the number multiplied. Evangelism is the result of having greater knowledge and understanding of Scripture. 

We should be zealous for the church and the work of Christ. 

The more you fall in love with the church; the more the excuses will be lost. 

We are not an island unto ourselves we are a family and we need to support the church family as you do your own family. 

Hebrews 10:25 

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 

If you have zeal for the church you also have zeal for the church family. 

Hope you make it to church next week to fellowship with others.