Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian.
Christ alone does that.
But it’s real good to gather. The benefits are bountiful.
The apostle Paul certainly encouraged it. Consider his words to the Hebrews…
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
The church is not a building.
It’s a place where people come to celebrate the good news of who Jesus is and what He has done for us.
To understand God as Jesus reveals Him.
We explore the success of the Cross and discover more of what that means for us as a new creation in Him.
Lets be honest. Life gets busy. Lots can happen in a week and things can get on top of us.
By centering ourselves on JESUS we regain perspective from the ground of victory and God’s unfailing love.
Communion is an important part of our gatherings.
The apostle Paul encouraged it as often as Christians gather, whether as a few or many.
Not as a religious duty but because nothing brings us into the reality of God’s love than the body and the blood of JESUS – broken for us and shed for us.
When we partake of the bread, we declare and identify with Jesus’ divine life flowing through our bodies. The cup declares our forgiveness, our righteous identity, and our direct access to the Father.
How awesome is that.
Church is community.
We were made with relationships in mind. God fills us to flow into the lives of others. To encourage each other. To help each other. To pray for each other.
Church is not a place for perfect people. It’s for people entrusted to a perfect Saviour who saves perfectly.
JESUS is His Name. The LIVING Word.