The Formation of the Church (4 of 6) by Stan Coffey
This content is part of a series.The Formation of the Church: Five Things That Jesus Left the Church (4 of 6)
Series: The Church
Today if you have your Bible I would like to invite your attention to the Acts 1:1-11. I want to speak today on the subject "Five Things That Jesus Left The Church." Now as a born again believer I think you are interested in what Jesus left for you and what Jesus left for me.
Now as this passage of Scripture opens the Book of Acts, Christ has completed His earthly ministry. Now He is commissioning His disciples to carry on the work that He would have them to do until He would return for them one day. We need to understand today that in the earthly ministry of Jesus, He completely accomplished the will of the Father. He accomplished every thing that God sent Him into the world to do. And when He had died the death on the cross and risen from the dead, securing for us not only eternal life, but life more abundantly, then Jesus went away. But when He went away there are five wonderful things that He left the church that we need to look at once again.
I. AN UNFINISHED TASK
The first thing Jesus left for the church was an unfinished task. I believe Jesus wanted His disciples to hear very clearly the task He had given them to do. And if we are to perform that task of reaching the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ there are some other things Jesus said we need to remember. If we are to finish and accomplish that unfinished task we must realize that Jesus taught us that we must be separate from the world.
I think it is time that the people of God, the family of God who would be serious about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ remember what God said in His Word when He said, "come out from among them and be ye separate and touch not the unclean things, saith the Lord." Because I believe that God is looking for a people, God is looking for a group of believers, God is looking for a master's minority on this earth who wi ...
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