Thursday, July 09, 2015

Thought of the Day !!

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
                           1 Corinthians 1:2-3 (ESV)

This is Paul's greeting in his 1st letter to the believers in Corinth.  I believe that it's important to note that he begins by addressing them as "the church of God that is in Corinth".  The church here does not refer to a building, but to the believers, those who have called "upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ".  

We should also look at just whose this church is.  It is the church of God, not the church of the people or the church of Corinth.  It is the church of God.  

We, as the church much too often think of our local church building or ministry or grounds as our own.  As the members on the roll of any particular church we can claim that we own this building or property or fund etc.  We can claim that we are in charge of this or that program.

What we can far to often forget is that we are God's church, and therefore belong to Him.  We worship Him instead of a building or order of worship or pastor or particular saint of the church.  

Once we get our mind truly wrapped around the fact that all we own, all we are, and all we do is His and for Him, we will see this world in a much different light.

In the love of Christ,



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