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Family Church Daily Devotions - Family Church Devotion - Wed Sept 26

Family Church Devotion - Wed Sept 26

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

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Ephesians 1:22-23
 
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
 

Have you ever used the saying, “he/she completes me?” What you are essentially saying is that you are not whole without that other person. It is a blessing to be able to rely on someone else that intensely, as long as they don’t let you down.

Paul tells us in Ephesians 1:22-23 that God appointed his son, Jesus Christ, as the head over everything for the church. Jesus Christ is the King of Kings. Not anyone or anything is above Jesus. Jesus is the head of the church, his body - that’s us. As the head, Jesus is guide and directing us. Just as the head takes care of the body, so Jesus takes care of us. What a comfort!

Not only is Jesus Christ the head of the church, but Paul says that he also “fills everything in every way.” Jesus Christ completes us, and what a blessing it is to find our strength in him. Jesus gives us strength when we are weak, and even goes so far as to make us stronger in our weakness. 1 Corinthians 12:10 says, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

So when others in your life let you down, and it is only a matter of time because of sin, remember that God has appointed the King of Kings to rule over us, to guard us, to protect us, and to make us stronger in our weakness. Call upon God daily in prayer, and find your fullness and strength in him!
 
Christian Worship 538
The Church’s One Foundation
Verse 1
 
The church’s one foundation
Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is his new creation
By water and the Word,
From heav’n he came and sought her
To be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her,
And for her life he died.
 
Heavenly Father, thank you for appointing your son, Jesus Christ, as the head of the church. Help us to remember that we get to fully rely on him, and help us to be made stronger in our weaknesses. Thank you for your grace and the unending amounts of blessings you shower upon us! Amen.

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