Seen and Experienced

It has been said that the work of the local church is to preach the gospel, edify the saints, and render benevolence to those amongst the saints (then to non-saints). I believe this to be a true statement of the Lord’s way. Consider the last point—benevolence to the saints. The Scriptures plainly teach this is the Lord’s way (Galatians 6:10). Thus, it is sinful when the local congregation fails (refuses) to render assistance to those in need. Let us be sure we meet our obligation in this; by doing so glory to the Lord is seen and experienced.  RT

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