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Why are we called the "EastCoast church of Christ?" Simple, really, 1st, we're on the East Coast. Almost everything around here is called "East Coast" something, just Google. Also, we currently congregate in our homes, and at times our homes change, but they always remain on the East Coast. And once we build a designated location in the community, it will still be on the East Coast, an area of hospitality, the truth, peace, support, mission, and healing. It has utility and purpose and rings a decent tone. It is a church belonging to God on the East Coast, so named, as per the 1 Cor. 1:2a principle.

And once we grow large enough, some among us might take up the task down the road and be another location of assembly where other people can have the opportunity to be added (Acts 2:47), always autonomous and in fellowship within the boundaries of His doctrine. They also will be a church that belongs to Christ on the East Coast, perhaps the "North End church of Christ?" You see, this can be learned. There is only one "Walmart," but many other "Walmarts " worldwide. One church has many locations worldwide, yet it must be of the same kind, His. All those who belong to Christ go back to 30 AD (33 AD?) in Jerusalem during the reign of the Roman Empire, as per the Prophets' confirmation. We are beings of an ancient age living among the current culture; we have flesh, yet walk in the Spirit.

Second, the "church" is the assembly of people we must "seek" (Mt. 6:33), "the Kingdom of Heaven, God," the "called out ones," called out of a dying world. Those who read the gospel, investigate the gospel, believe the evidence of the gospel, and obey the gospel (John 3:16, 36), are products of His gospel (Rom. 1:16), His church (Mt. 16:18).

"Of Christ," in other words, "belonging to Christ." We are independent souls collectively gathered and belong to Christ because the Bible says that everyone who loves Jesus will follow Jesus; immersed in Jesus (Acts 22:16), we belong to Jesus (Col. 1:18), legal citizens of His Kingdom (Rev. 1:6). And so the point is this, Christ has ownership, His name has authority, He is the King of His Kingdom, and there is no other name given (Acts 4:12).

So, though we are added members, this church does not belong to me; I didn't create it, nor is it yours. It is not built by the hands of men or anyone else but Jesus, making us equal, living by the freedom and privilege of His New Testament law (Mt. 26:28). Every church worldwide that follows Jesus according to the Bible (Heb. 4:12), living faithfully to His love (Heb. 11:6), clothed in His forgiveness (Gal. 3:26-27) belongs to His fold of saved people (1 Cor. 1:18).

We know our Master by name, His being, His guidance (2 Tim. 3:16-17). And because His grace and the truth have blessed us, we have discerning wisdom to identify "Churches" that do not belong to His Majesty (Mt. 7:21-23). This information keeps us humble and growing, safe in Christ (Rom. 8:1).

And as per the inspired words of Paul, our brother,... "the churches of Christ salute you." (Rom. 16:16).

Your servant,
SM

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Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2022.

"Cleansing the Temple"
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Passing thoughts,

Within the confines of a year, Diotrephes had me fully convinced I was clinically insane, a toxic and abusive person, a criminal, a liar, a dishonest and corrupted soul, a thief, a monster without any redemptive quality, damned to hell, the reason the church was not growing and would never succeed. Of course, my wife tried to convince me not to fall prey to those cunning lies. Still, my loyalty to a supposed friendship was yet too firm, and who was I to ever question a scholarly brute utilizing mind science as an expert? I was ignorant to know.

Throughout the months, I began to sit in the back, isolated, uncertain of everything; all the while, Diotrephes took preeminence, premeditated, no doubt. Diotrephes would tell the congregation I was sick when they sought an inquiry. And behind the curtains in secrecy, Diotrephes devoured low-hanging fruit against me, idle souls, delinquent behaviors. Once Diotrephes had cultivated his discord and sown his oppression, I was removed from the pulpit by the hands of ...

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Rescued - Transferred - Redeemed
The Kingdom of His beloved Son

You've fallen asleep comfy in your bed, and a fire started in your house. You wake to panic as you become aware of your surroundings, trapped by a wall of lavalike heat. You find yourself in danger, where smoke and flames threaten your life. Your neighbors were capable of seeing the threat and had since called for help. The firefighters arrive on the scene and immediately find you in your bedroom--time for a rescue. Are you yet seen in a location of satety? No, not yet. There still needs to be a transfer from the site of dakness, smoke, and fire to an area of light, fresh air, and safety. And so the firefighters guide you out of certain death into a secure location. You have now been saved, not without damage, trauma, and loss. But you've gained your life and get to learn fowared another day.

You've become idle in your sinful behavior and practices. You wake to panic as you become aware of your eternal punishment. A neighbor cares for you enough to share Jesus with you. Will you obey the gospel?

The reception of forgivness was the desired result of all who willfully gave their lives to Christ, submissive to His spiritual operation (Col. 2:11-12). Paul, the apostle, speaking to his brethren in Colossae, was accurate in reminding them of their reconciliation. And how the Word of God they had chosen to hear produced fruit for the Kingdom. The Kingdom was God's preplanned location where all found within would have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

A domain needs a King, Christ Jesus. A Kingdom has boundaries, borders, law and order, and justice. This Kingdom is of a peculiar kind, and we should all seek first legal citizenry (Mt. 6:33). His Kingdom is the body, the church (Col. 2:1,18,24). The body for it has organic members all united for the purposed function--the church fo its assembly, it's family. The way in? Being a repentant believer confessing Christ, immersed into water calling on His name, in order to receive the forgiveness of your sins, being added to His Kingdom, local assembly (i.e. "rescued, transferred, redeemed"). 

This good news of Jesus Christ "was proclaimed in all creation" to give humankind a way out of the flames and sinful consequences. And we are wise to hear its call.

Is your house on fire?

Ref. Colossians 2:13-24

Your servant,

SM

 

 

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