What is church all about? What’s the purpose of being a church? These are basic questions, but we all need a review from time to time. It keeps our vision alive.
So what is church all about? The word “church” means “assembly.” It describes us as a people. We are the Christians who assemble at a time and a place.
Two points to draw:
1. As a church, we must be a community of people. We cannot be simply a collection, gathering to do our weekly duty. A church is a family. And that means we need personal friendships that go deeper than simply saying hello on Sunday mornings.
2. While it’s important to see each other more than only in the weekly assembly, it’s just as important that we see each other at the weekly assembly. Your presence in our worship time each week is a testimony to others. You really make a statement by being there. You say, “I have nothing I would rather do right now than join other Christians in giving God glory.”
How special do you believe the church is? We are not just any assembly. We are an assembly created by God himself.
-We (together) are the bride of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:2).
-We (together) are the Temple of God.
-We (together) are where the Holy Spirit dwells (1 Corinthians 3:16).
The Bible puts great emphasis on the church as a community. As you reset your vision this season, revive your love for the church. Expect great things, for this assembly belongs to God and is loved by Him.