The Church

1 Timothy 3:15…… I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

The church – the pillar and the ground (or foundation) of truth. What a thought and yet I wonder if we understand the real meaning. Today there seems to be a misunderstanding that the Church is a building manned by staff that is to do the work of the Great Commission. However, not all the pooled efforts of any church can make a Christian out of a lost man!

You see, the Christian life begins with the individual; a soul has a saving encounter with God, and the new life is born. Then, all else being equal, every individual Christian should find a local church where other believers come together to grow in their spiritual life, faith, and walk with the Lord. As well where they may hone their skills in order to accomplish the responsibilities given to us by our Lord.

Jesus very clearly defined the Church as the Body of Christ, the Bride of the Lamb, the habitation of God through the Spirit, the pillar and the ground of the Truth. And without doubt the most important body on earth is the Church of the Living God, which He purchased with His own blood! Not a building where we gather to worship. Therefore, my challenge to you is not to just come to church rather, BE THE CHURCH!