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What is a Church?

It’s simple. In the Bible, it would have been rare for anyone to talk about going to church. Rather, they would have gone to fellowship with their brothers and sisters, share meals, listen to the Word of God, hear preaching and teaching and as Christians would have considered themselves to BE the church.

What I’m trying to say is this, Christians don’t go to church, they are are the church. The church is the body of Christ and as such is meant to be the presence of Christ in the world. It’s not a building or a place that we gather and collect ourselves. The church is the people of Christ going out into the world and bringing the presence, power and peace of Christ where He can do His most powerful work.

Now, of course we gather as the church to worship, pray and listen to the Word of God, but that’s just one facet. The body of Christ is present everywhere Christians go.

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