The Monday Morning Church

by Glen H. Jones

Cook's thesis is primarily an exposition of the Book of Ephesians. He shows that Christ came into the world to intervene in the lives of human beings. Christ's incarnation demonstrates that we, too, must be more than a Sunday-go-to-meeting people. We must take our changed lives into the places where we live and work. For the most part, the unsaved do not come seeking a Savior; we believers must take our faith to them. That was the pattern Jesus and His disciples followed. It must also be our pattern. The author points out that God is not lying in wait to punish the saved or the unsaved. Through the incarnation Jesus came to seek and save those who were lost. This means that Christ now lives within those who have committed themselves to Him. This empowerment enables us as believers to confidently go out as the Monday morning church and allow Christ to live His life through us. Influencing others in the marketplace for Christ means, among other things, that the unsaved can see Christ has made a difference in our lives. Paul wrote the Ephesians: "…have a walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love" (Eph. 4:1,2). That means we are "no longer to walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind" (4:17). In his further exposition of Ephesians, the author reminds us to live holy, submissive lives, avoiding the sins of the flesh which will destroy our joy and break fellowship with our Savior. We are to utilize the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. That is the kind of life we have been called to live, not just on Sunday, but on the six other days of the week.
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