The Calling of the Church

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What a wonderful thing it is to be associated in this world with the company that Christ loved— “Christ... loved the church.” If we realize how dear the church is to the heart of Christ, we are not going to be careless about church truth. If we are in communion with His mind, the church will be dear to us and we will want God’s thoughts about it.
How much are we willing to give? How much are we willing to suffer in order that others may come into the good of these precious truths? Paul suffered, and, in a secondary way, you and I are given, not only to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, but also to suffer for His name’s sake. This is our privilege, and we ought to throw all our energies into line with His will and seek to go through this world in communion with Him and His thoughts about the church.
C. H. Brown