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The Strength of The Church of Jesus Christ

I hope this message finds you well. In response to your query regarding the Church of Jesus Christ and its strength, I believe the most definitive answer lies in the Scriptures. Here are a few passages and thoughts for your consideration.

Foundation on Christ: The Church is never weak because it is founded on Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As mentioned in 1 Corinthians 3:11, "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." Our faith and the Church rest on the solid rock of Christ, making it eternally strong and unshakable.


Divine Authority and Power: The Church is strengthened by divine power and authority. In Matthew 16:18-19, Jesus says, "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." The power given to the Church is not earthly but heavenly, making it a formidable force against any weakness.


Unity and Diversity of the Body of Christ: According to 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, the Church is like a body with many parts, each having a specific function, yet all parts are necessary for the body to function correctly. Despite our differences, we are united in Christ, making us collectively strong.


The Power of Prayer: James 5:16 tells us, "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." The Church is a community of believers who continuously seek God's will and grace through prayer, giving it strength and resilience.


The Role of the Holy Spirit: The Church is filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit, as described in Acts 1:8, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses..." The Holy Spirit enables believers to do God's work and equips the Church with spiritual gifts, giving it the power to withstand trials and tribulations.


In summary, the Church of Jesus Christ is never weak because it is grounded on the firm foundation of Christ, it operates under divine authority and power, it thrives on unity in diversity, it engages in powerful prayer, and the Holy Spirit empowers it. Through all this, the Church remains steadfast and strong, ready to serve God's mission.

I hope this message helps you understand the inherent strength of the Church. Feel free to reach out if you have more questions or need further clarification.

Blessings,

Terry

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