God’s plan for the expansion of the Kingdom is to establish local churches. I love the saying of the great Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke on the importance of the local church when he was asked, Should Christians go to church?


“Think of it like this. Candles stand in candlesticks, light bulbs twist into sockets, and trees grow in soil. Without candlesticks, candles fall. Without electric sockets, bulbs don’t shine. And without soil, trees die. For Christians, the church is a candlestick, a power source, and soil for roots so that you can stand, shine, and grow. Along with the Bible and prayer, the church is one of the rich resources for spiritual life that God has given Christians.”


Every believer who accepts Jesus as Lord also becomes a CHILD IN A FAMILY Eph. 3:14. Jesus said He would declare God’s Name unto His brethren in the midst of the Church Heb. 2:11.

Every believer also becomes a MEMBER IN THE BODY Rom. 12:4; 1 Cor. 12:13-27. A  Body is not one member but many.

Every believer also becomes a STONE IN A SPIRITUAL HOUSE 1 Peter 2:4, 5; God’s purpose is not just to save us but He is also building something in the Earth.. We are a part of something bigger than ourselves that He is building Eph. 2:22, 23; Matt. 16:18.


When we were in the world all of our identity was tied to us as individuals: Me, myself, and I as some put it. As Christians we are individual members but we also have our identity (who we are and what we are supposed to do) tied to something bigger or a corporate identity. We need to find our identity as the Church.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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