On this chilly February morning we open our hearts and ears to the word of God at the Church. But we've already learned the church isn't just a building. Church the is the body of Christ. A body of born again and baptized believers.
But do we realize what it really means to be part of the Church? Most of the time we can miss what church really is. The Church can let people really see what God can do. The church can help us to be complete in Christ, work in the ministry and work in the building up of the body of Christ.
Church is the common denominator of all true believers. Next to salvation, having a home church is the second most important decision in a Christians life. It's a living thing in the age of grace and Satan wants us to believe it's just not important. The church wasn't made to be user friendly, to make the lost comfortable or a place where anybody can come and go without receiving God's correction.
So to get to the basic purpose of the church, we need to realize that first, the church us a place to worship God in Christ and to glorify Him. People can look at the Church and see the wisdom of God. Secondly, the church is a place that God has given us to evangelize. A place here we can develop as Christians until we are complete in Christ, and then share Gods word with others. Always remember to be a part of the local church. We are participating in the greatest miracle of the ages, we are a part of God's Church!
"But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ." Ephesians 4:15