A Church To Be….
What is a church? Really? It often goes without much contemplation but in reality, the living and visible church is a gathering of people who are called out by God to live for His glory and to enjoy Him as their highest treasure, pleasure and joy!
As you contemplate the question, we want you to know a few things…
A CHURCH is not a place, but a people…
There is one body and one spirit–just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call–one Lord, one Faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6
…A people who are not GROWN, but growing…
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every oint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:15-16
…growing worshippers for the GLORY of GOD!
In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14
With God, all things are possible in Christ, we will display God’s wisdom, Together
So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. Ephesians 3:10