Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Why I Love Christ Fellowship Bible Church [part 3]
Geoffrey R. Kirkland
Christ Fellowship Bible Church

There are many reasons why I love CFBC. I hope to elaborate on just a few over the next few days.

1. CFBC Has a Love for the Truth of Scripture.
2. CFBC Loves, Cares for, Prays for, & Encourages Me as Their Teaching Shepherd.

3. CFBC comprises people from different races, nationalities, cultures, backgrounds & ages.

Another reason why CFBC has so become so dear to me is that many different people have come together for one common reason — to worship and magnify Jesus Christ. Any body of believers can relate to this. All peoples, of all ages, of all backgrounds, of all nationalities join together in a mutual agreement of edification  to submit together under the authority of the Word of God and under the sovereign Lordship of Jesus Christ over His church. The unity amidst the diversity is glorious.

The church has drawn folks from different races to worship Jesus Christ together. The differences in color has no bearing on the unity in worshiping Jesus Christ since all are “one body” in Christ. Another encouraging feature of CFBC is that God has placed folks to serve one another from many different nationalities and cultures. There are folks in CFBC from various countries on various continents who gather together joyfully, eagerly, expectantly and with a singular focus — to hear from God through His written Word as it is heralded.

Furthermore, the vast array of cultural backgrounds at CFBC reveals that worship can happen amidst differences in culture and background. Regardless of the background, God has so knit together a group of like-minded saints to meet together regularly under the preaching of the Word of God for the magnification of God’s great name.

And finally, CFBC looks like a church. There are all ages represented at CFBC. There are senior saints and there are small children. There are teenagers and there are families with middle-aged children. There are young families with infants and there are empty nesters. A cursory look at CFBC clearly evidences that the church has not particularly targeted one specific age group nor has it specifically drawn from one age group in particular. Rather, God has glorified His name by gathering many people, of all ages and backgrounds, to CFBC to worship the Lord Jesus Christ together. Praise God for His supreme power mightily put on display by gathering people who hunger for the Word to worship the Savior, to hear the Word preached, to disciple one another intentionally, personally, and lovingly, and to scatter to evangelize and proclaim Christ’s saving gospel to the lost so that Christ’s church may be expanded & His name may be magnified.

There is one body and one Spirit- just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call- 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
                                                                                   — Ephesians 4:4-6


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