The Church Series - Part Twelve - What Church is All About

Writer Author  Sylvia Huffnagle
Christian Article : Church  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer I heard a song that said something about if one soul is saved, isn’t that what it’s all about. I think it was about going to church--if one soul is saved then church is worth it because that is what it’s all about. But this article is to declare that that is not what church is all about.

Church is about Eph: 4:11-16: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12: For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15: But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

It’s about: Eph: 5:19: Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Col: 3:16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

It’s about: Eph: 2:22: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

It’s about: Heb: 10:19-27: Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20: By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21: And having an high priest over the house of God; 22: Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23: Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24: And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26: For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27: But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Some go to church to be petted and pampered.
Some go to be ministered to.
Some go to sing praise and worship songs together.
Some go to hear a message.

God wants us to go to church to interact with one another and to be built together and to urge one another on to love and good works. He wants us to come in the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God unto one perfected man or body. This talks about training. This talks about sharing experiences. This talks about a fellowship of believers. This is what God is doing with church, any thing else that’s being done there is secondary.

Someone will say, “well, isn’t it a Christian’s first priority to win souls.” It is a Christian priority to win souls, but first things first. First a Christian must be trained to walk the walk and talk the talk. Then they must learn to work as a body in unity of spirit in agreement that this is all about Jesus’ ministry. Church is about learning to function as Christ’s body.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

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