Overview Scriptures Church Leaders Learning Resources All Topics Women are a necessary part of the plan of happiness, and that plan cannot operate without them. Women participate in the work of salvation, which includes member missionary work, convert retention, activation of less-active members, temple and family history work, teaching the gospel, and caring for the poor and needy. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, every woman in the Church is given the responsibility to know and defend the divine roles of women, which include that of wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. They stand strong and immovable in faith, in family, and in relief.
Some would laugh at the question, because for them the church is not important in any way. Others might see the church in the same category as museums: They both preserve things from the past. Others might couch their answer in political terms: They view the church as a powerful voting block to oppose the erosion of morality and to preserve the family.
It helps meet the physical needs of the poor and the emotional needs of the lonely and distraught.
It ministers to people at the pivotal times of life: For many American churchgoers, the church is important because it meets many of their personal needs. They shop around for a church that makes them feel good each week.
They get a weekly boost that enables them to cope with life. As we continue our man-on-the-street interviews, we come to a short, balding man with a beard, who looks decidedly Jewish.
Its task is more important than all the governments and universities of the world combined. There is nothing to compare with it!
Why do you say that? That is essentially what our Jewish friend, the Apostle Paul, is saying in 1 Timothy 3: The church is the continuing incarnation of God incarnate. And since Jesus ascended into heaven, we now, as His body continue His presence on earth until He returns.
Since the eternal destiny of every person on earth depends on his or her being rightly related to Jesus the coming King and Judge of all the earth, nothing could be more crucial than the church! It may be envied for its depths of loving relationships or for its spontaneous joy; it may be hated and persecuted for its revolutionary lifestyle exposing the hollow values and destructive selfishness of the society it seeks to serve; but it certainly cannot be ignored.
The Lord wants us as His people to catch a vision of the incomparable importance of the church in its role of revealing the risen, ascended Christ. Jesus Christ reveals God in human flesh.
Thus Paul, in verse 16, quotes an early church hymn to elaborate on the core of truth as it centers in Christ. A mystery referred to something that could be known only by revelation, not by speculation. No one can come to know God by human reason alone, but only through the revelation God has given of Himself in the person of Jesus Christ.
He revealed what perfect godliness is: God dwelling in us and living through us. This early church hymn is a brief synopsis of the life of Jesus Christ incarnate. It is saying that Christ is God revealed in human flesh; and, as such, He is the only Savior.
There are six lines to the hymn: Many religions speak of appearances of deities in the guise of men or animals. None takes the startling position of Christianity, which affirms that the God who existed from eternity and who created all things entered His creation to actually become a human being.
Yet this is just the radical affirmation of the Christian faith. Note that our text implies the pre-existence of Jesus: He took the lowly form of a servant. When He went to the extreme humiliation of the cross and bore our sin, being numbered with the transgressors, the Holy Spirit declared Jesus to be the Son of God by raising Him from the dead Rom.
If Jesus had been a sinner, then He would have had to die for His own sins, and God would not have raised Him from the dead. Now He is seated at the right hand of the Father, with all authority in heaven and earth.
As the angels promised, one day He will return to earth in the same manner as He ascended: Thus this hymn packs a lot of theology in a nutshell: He is God revealed in human flesh, and, as such, is the only Savior. Before we look at the implications of this truth for the church, I call to your attention the theological depth of this hymn.A follower of Jesus Christ who shares observations about how Scripture should impact the church and the world.
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