The psalmist predicts the destruction of Zion and its restoration after exile; also its spiritual revival in the Christian age. Here is Christ’s blueprint for individual churches (rather than denominations, societies and private ministries), their superior qualities, their end-time oppression, and final triumph.
‘I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.’
What are our aims for the shaping and growth of our church? Do we have an agenda of objectives? The apostle Paul had a very definite purpose, using a Greek word which means ‘a plan or strategy visibly displayed’. Here are ten policies, gleaned from Paul’s teaching, all of which are essential for the health and growth of a church.
Of the three great ‘secrets’ fully unveiled in the New Testament this book is the third – revealed by Christ. It is the explanation of the great struggle between the church and the world throughout the Gospel age. Here is great wisdom and discernment for us.