What on earth is the church?
Why do Christians bother getting out of bed on a Sunday? Why do we encourage each other to come? And what about if I feel like doing something else on a Sunday morning?
At Church by the Bay we recently spent our Bible teaching time on Sundays thinking about what the whole Bible says about the Church. Normally we will go through a book of the Bible, or a section of the book. But occasionally we take time to reflect on a big Bible theme, such as this one: the Church.
We saw that the what the Bible tells us about Church doesn’t just tell us about why we meet on Sundays. We found out that Church is why we are here on earth! As we discovered God’s purposes for Church, we discovered God’s purposes for our lives and God’s purposes for the universe.
As a new church, it was great to think about what Church really is according to God, to set us on the right path, in line with what God is doing on this earth.
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