- 11 Mar
Is the world a messed up place, are there broken marriages, homes, people, children? The world at its worst needs the Church at its best! The troubled world around us can be transformed by the believing Church.
I do believe the healthy, vibrant and alive Church in Christ, is the answer to the world’s problems. And as Christians our participation and attendance is a vital key as a witness to the world. The reality as we bring our time, energy and money into the Church, it also builds the Church into the resource that it is meant to be to the broken world around us. I have seen it over and over again, “You will quickly lose interest in Church if you have got nothing invested” And the one certain and true fact is that every single person who attends either contributes to the well-being of the Church or the damage of it.
The main identity of the Church is not in its formal structures. Church is built with you and me, God’s people. So its identity is found in relationship with Christ and one another.
It is vitally important for a disciple of Christ to be consistently present at the gathering of God’s people for worship, word and fellowship. In Church we build relationships of freedom, encouragement and care as the basis from which we serve each other. That is the place that we contribute to the health of the Body as a whole.
The Church is a living organism, it is a body. And if you refer to yourself as a Christian or disciple of Christ you and you want your relationship with the Father to grow, it is indispensably important to be a part of the living, dynamic, growing body. The reality for me is that you can find spirituality in solitude, but I know for a fact that your spirituality can only be fulfilled in the context of community