Jesus: Head of the Church
-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Christ is the Head of the church, Himself the Savior of [His] body. -Ephesians 5:23 AMP
We were made not for a life of independent living but to be under the loving leadership of the One who made us. Isaiah reminds us that we have all gone astray and that each one of us has turned to his own way. Our own way always takes us in the wrong direction. We are sheep in need of a shepherd, we are ships in need of a captain, we are pilgrims in need of a guide. We cannot make it on our own. The good news is, God never intended us to.
When the Bible tells us that Jesus is the Head of the Church, it means that He is the head over a body of believers, not a church building. We are "living stones" that He fits together for His purposes. Individually and collectively, it is good for us to know Jesus is in charge—He has the right plan and is making the calls. He is taking the responsibility, for He is the most qualified. He makes the rules, and He has the power to carry things out.
Jesus, the Head of the Church, is the one who is in complete charge. We can be totally dependent upon Him.
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