What does it mean to be a church?

We are not a physical building, but a spiritual construction, of which Christ is the cornerstone. We are a household, born of the Spirit and water, and dedicated to our family name, Christian. We are obedient to our spiritual Father, who is one with Christ. We are royal priests, all empowered to perform spiritual ceremonies and choosing to make our lives a sacrifice to our Chief High Priest.
Our purpose is to glorify God and to magnify God, to make Him appear before people more brightly, more clearly, more vividly. Our purpose is to teach fellow Christians and, indeed, unbelievers. Our purpose is to abide among one another, to strengthen the whole body to perform our main mission. One of our holiest purposes is to break bread together with God in remembrance of the sacrifice of Christ. Our other holiest of purposes is to come together and lift our souls as one, in prayer and song and teaching, to the Father through the Son. These purposes are carried out through the medium of agape, Christian brotherly chosen love for all people.

Fumbling towards Eternity,
Nick

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About Nick Gill

orphan-poet-adoptee-soldier-prodigal-servant-husband- counselor-desperate seeker after my Father's face "I feel my body weakened by the years as people turn to gods of cruel design. Is it that they fear the pain of death, or is it that they fear the joy of life?" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Posted on 1 February, 2005, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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