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5 Reasons To Love Jesus and His Church

It’s impossible to separate the church from Jesus Christ.

I’m going to share from the Bible, 5 reasons why we should love Jesus and His church.

Reason #1 Why We Should Love Jesus and His Church: Because Jesus’ church is His body. 

Paul wrote that the Father put all things under the feet of Jesus Christ, “and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1:22-23). Jesus has purchased the church with His own blood (Acts 20:28), and in Christ, we continue to have access to His cleansing blood (1 John 1:5-10). Jesus is the only Savior of His only body (Ephesians 5:23). Would anyone who cares about salvation tell the Savior that His body doesn’t matter?

Reason #2 Why We Should Love Jesus and His Church: Because Jesus’ church is His bride. 

Paul wrote, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her” (Ephesians 5:25). How much did Christ love His bride, the church? He freely gave Himself for her. If an individual says, “Give me Jesus, but not His church,” they reject the bride He died for.

Reason #3 Why We Should Love Jesus and His Church: Because Jesus’ church is His family. 

Paul wrote to the churches of Galatia and said, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ…Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27; 4:7). Jesus is the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16), and those who have put on Christ are now God’s children (1 John 3:1-3). To dismiss love for Jesus’ church is to overlook the significance of Jesus’ family.

Reason #4 Why We Should Love Jesus and His Church: Because Jesus’s church is His flock. 

Paul urged the elders of the church at Ephesus to watch over “the flock…to shepherd the church of God” (Acts 20:28). The elders have authority from the “Chief Shepherd” (1 Peter 5:2-4) to serve as shepherds over His flock. Jesus came to this earth as a shepherd seeking His lost sheep (Luke 15:1-7). If someone rejects the importance of the church, they are telling the Chief Shepherd that His flock is of no importance.

Reason #5 Why We Should Love Jesus and His Church: Because Jesus’ church is His kingdom. 

Paul wrote, “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13-14). Paul connected being in the kingdom of the Son as being the place where we have redemption through the blood of Christ. Jesus connected His church and His kingdom when He said He would build His church (Matthew 16:18-19). What a bold statement it would be to tell the King of kings that His church – His kingdom – is insignificant.

So, now you know 5 reasons why to love Jesus, but also why to love His church.

I hope you will comment below with your thoughts, and I will be glad to try to comment back as I can.


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