When Christians meet me — a Christian newspaper boy — they always ask, “What church do you belong to?”
And I often tell them, “I AM the Church! YOU are the Church! We, ALL of us born-again Christians are the Church.
The Church is the Body of Christ. All of us who have received Jesus as our personal Saviour have become a part of the Body of Christ consisting of all the millions of born again believers, wherever we are, wherever we come from, whatever we look like, whether we are rich or poor, black or brown, left or right, young or old, East or West, male or female, etc.”
“And”, I add, “Whether we are called Orthodox, Protestant, Catholic, Presbyterian, 7th Day Adventists, Bread of Life, True Jesus, Mormon, Recovery, Jehovah, or even those of us without any label or any church denomination! Like ME!”
“You mean that you don’t belong to any church or denomination?
“That’s right, I don’t have any label, denomination, official organisation, foundation, or building that I attend on Sunday morning.”
“What? You don’t go to church?”
“I told you. I am the Church! How can the Church go to church? YOU are the Church! Those Christians over there in this amusement park, are also the Church! Church with a big C!”
But how do you fellowship then?
Well, you are a Christian, I am a Christian, and we are fellow-shipping here right now in His Name, sharing the Word of the Lord! And “Where two or three are together in My Name,” Jesus said, “there am I in the midst of them.
So WE are the Church of this street/park/school/university/shopping center that we are standing in, right now!”
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