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Lesson Preview: Session 10

Standing Up for Jesus and His Church

What do you think of when you hear the word "church"?   Have you ever thought about its importance, or her purpose?   Do you know how or when it began?   Do you know how to become a member of the church?  Is it even necessary to be a member of the church to go to heaven?   These and other questions we will search the Word of God for answers.  In the book of Ephesians, we will discover that the church was in the mind of God before the foundation of the world, that the church is the body of Christ and Christ is the only head of the church.  It is in the church that God desires for us to bring honor and glory to Him.  We will find that Jesus Christ SO loved the church that He gave Himself up for it.  We will see that one cannot separate Jesus and the church from each other.  One cannot properly understand Jesus without a clear vision of the church and vice versa. The Lord's church has encountered opposition from Satan from its beginning.  It is truly a time for us to stand up for Jesus and His church!!

Wayne Hatcher, Minister
Horse Cave, Kentucky

Luke 6:46