I came across this old hymn today by Samuel J. Stone entitled “The Church’s One Foundation”. Here are the words to the first verse:
The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ Her Lord
She is His new creation by water and the Word.
From heaven He came & sought her to be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her and for her life He died.
Colossians 1:18 says, “And HE is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might have preeminent.”
The authors of the book “Christ-Centered Exposition: 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus” make the following statement:
The church belongs to Jesus Christ. He founded it by His life, death, and resurrection, and since Pentecost He has continued to build it by His Spirit (Acts 2). Therefore, what matters most in the life of the church is not the church’s website or the latest statistics on what visitors are looking for in a worship experience. What matters most is what the Lord of the church has said.
Christ, and Christ alone, is our ONE FOUNDATION!