Editor’s Letter

April 2013 - Editor
by Lori Hatcher

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April 2013 - Editor

Many Christians are disillusioned with church.

Perhaps they’ve been hurt, neglected, or disappointed. They see its shortcomings and failures and wonder if they’d be better off without it. After all, in this world of cyber everything, we can read devotions on an E-reader, watch a service on our televisions, and participate in online Bible study without ever leaving our homes.
Why bother then, to go to church?

Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. Christ didn’t love the Internet, parachurch organizations, or social clubs. He loved the church.
He loved the church so much that he died for it. That’s reason enough if you ask me.

God instituted the church. In the days following the ascension of Jesus Christ, God birthed the New Testament church. Through salvation, he initiated Christians into a universal church, but he also began to place Christians in local churches. The book of Acts is a glorious testimony of how he sent disciples everywhere to establish groups of believers, complete with leadership and governments.

We need the church. We need each other to encourage us toward spiritual maturity, hold us accountable, pray for us, and help us in our times of need. If you’ve ever experienced the love of a local church during a time of sickness or loss

Why did Christ die for you?   www.whyhedied.org

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