So, we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one member(s) one of another (Romans 12:5). And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved (Acts 2:42-47).
If the question was asked, why am I writing about the church? My answer is to provide a true definition of the church as a body of believers who come together or assemble themselves (Matthew 18:17; 1 Corinthian 4:17) in one place to worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:24).
According to scripture, the church is not just a building; instead it the Christians/all believers who inhabit the building (Romans 16:5). That means then the true church resides in the hearts of every believer. Therefore, it doesn’t matter where and or how we come together to worship God, just as long as we assemble ourselves to worship God. This pandemic has caused true followers of Jesus Christ to find new methods to come together and worship God. The church building may be closed, but the church in our hearts remain open and receptive to the Word of God.
This question comes to mind, are you a fan or a follower of Jesus Christ? A follower of Christ will follow Him as He is present in our hearts and the situation doesn’t get too dire for us to come together to sing praises unto His holy name. Whereas, a fan not so much.
What does it mean to be part of the body of Christ? It means that believers throughout the ages are members of God’s holy nation of people (1 Peter 2:9-10). We as believers are the bride of Christ as He gave Himself for the church (Ephesians 5:25-27).
Being that Christ gave Himself for us the church we are encouraged to give our all to Him.
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