Who Is King of the Church?
Jesus is King of the church worldwide.
But what about the local church?
Of course there isn’t one. Or at least there’s not supposed to be one who competes with our loyalty to King Jesus. Christians are to organize locally. Each assembly develops a distinct culture under the Headship of our mutual King. This culture gives them sustainability, strength, and pliability to withstand the attacks of the enemy. To not only survive but to thrive in the midst of an anti-Christ world.
Unless of course the church has a de facto king other than Jesus. Sometimes referred to as the Lead Pastor or Senior Pastor. Oh how this simplifies our enemy’s task. For now, rather than trying to undermine a web of redeemed relationships that gather together — assembly of saints, he just needs to go after one person.
How many super star pastors and church planters need to fall before we return to the simplicity of the local church. A culture built upon the solid rock of Jesus Christ and His grace where everyday followers of the Master love one another well as they pursue their destiny in Him.
It’s time for the church of the Living God to stop listening to super stars and start demanding culture builders who equip saints they love in an atmosphere of grace.