"He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30)
We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have personally received Him as our Savior. He is the most excellent and enjoyable Person. We love Him and endeavor to give Him the first place in all things. We rejoice to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, born again of the Father’s divine life, and filled with the Holy Spirit.
We highly treasure the Holy Bible as God’s revelation of Himself and of His eternal purpose. We hold the common faith which is revealed in the Bible and is common to all genuine believers. As is true of all believers in Christ, we are members of His one Body, the church. In order to practice the oneness of the Body with all the Christians in a city, we meet simply as the church in the city. We are in fellowship with thousands of local churches worldwide to express the one Body of Christ.
As lovers of Jesus Christ, we are praying and waiting on the Lord to make His will known to us for His work in south Louisiana, especially Lafayette. In the Lord's way and in the Lord's time, we hope to begin meeting on the unique ground of the oneness of the Body of Christ as the church in Lafayette.
Our God is a God of purpose. He has a will, in which is His good pleasure, His heart's delight. (Eph. 1:5)
God has a desire, a good pleasure, a mystery that He purposed in Himself in eternity past and hid throughout the ages. He has made His will known to us, His sons, to head up all things in Christ. (Eph 1:9-11)
God's economy, His household arrangement, is to have a group of people in each locality into whom He can pour out all that He is to make them the same as He is - in life, in nature and in expression but NOT in the Godhead. (1Tim. 1:3-4)
The greatest prophesy in the Bible is "I will build My church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it." (Matt. 16:18) It is the builded up church that Satan fears. It is the builded up church that will defeat the enemy and be the victorious testimony of Jesus in this dark age.
The New Jerusalem - not a place to which we are going, but a glorious corporate expression of Christ that we are becoming, step by step, from glory to glory, until we all arrive at a full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of fullness of Christ. (2Cor. 3:18, Eph. 4:13)
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