What is the church?

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others,” –Romans 12:4-5

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You know what – you walk into a building that people call the church. It isn’t the building. It’s the people. I still miss my close friends from Grace Community on Hilton Head…I always think about my Brooklyn and Queens, New York brothers and sisters. My Toronto, Canada, Brothers and sisters adopted our entire family and loved us with a love that has never been equaled anywhere else. My Mahatma Gandhi London UK brothers and sisters taught me how to take care of my new baby and took such gentle care of us- as a family. To this day, even my ex-husband still talks about the London, Toronto, and Brooklyn churches.

The church is made up of people loving each other and reaching out to each other. It is where ‘Good Morning’ is not the only communication you have with each other. The church is where Sunday morning is not the only time you have a relationship with people. It extends to the local coffee shop after church, where you sit and talk about the word you just heard. Or, in someone’s home, you have a cup of tea, some homemade shortbread, or scones. It’s where young mothers are taught how to sew, crochet, and become creators of all sorts of things as they care for their families. Young men are taught all the things they need to know to take care of their families and meet their needs with the help of God.

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The church is the place where love becomes actions and is not a noun that is used flippantly. The church is where people invite total strangers – new to the congregation – into their homes to welcome them into the church community. Not just their friends. Is that the picture that you are used to? I have experienced it since I told Jesus He was Lord of my life at age 14. Except in a particular area…I guess that was a cultural thing. The church is where called ones are sent out to the world to share God’s love. Are you sent? Then GO! Let us know how many people you have talked to. Here are some resources to help you!

How do we grow in the Lord? By feeding on His word and obeying His commandments. Click on this link to read the Bible if you do not have one.

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