Recently I heard two separate sermons a day apart talking about God’s people being the church. Yes we should worship God in his precious assembly and listen to a God called Preacher. But, this virus has closed a lot of church buildings. Some are having their sermons online so people can hear about God. Some are ministering to people that don’t even go to their church.
I heard a young man say that since we can’t go to church, we must become the church. Sitting in church once or twice a week and not ministering to the outside world, is not what we need to be doing right now. We need to get filled by God’s word, whether reading your Bible, listening to a sermon online or praying, but we need to share the gospel to the dying world. Yes, those that don’t know Christ are dying and will not enter the kingdom of God.
We need to be the church for them. Some will not enter a church building but they might listen to their friends or loved ones telling them about the love of God. They might learn who Jesus truly was. He was the son of the perfect God. He sacrificed his own body on a cross for the sins of mankind. He is a God of love. He is a God who will forgive you of any sins, as long as you turn from them. Repent of your sins and ask God to forgive you. He can change your life. He can give you a life of happiness and peace.
God is a healer too. He is in control of every aspect of your life. He knows what he is doing. He wants to bring people to him. He wants to mold us into better people. He wants to humble us so we can love others; have compassion for others and so we will come to him in our darkest trials and tribulations because he is our answer. He can bring us out of darkness into his glorious light.
The house of God is the temple and it is a house of prayer and should never be disrespected at all. But we are God’s children. We are his church. Jesus said he would build his church and he would be the chief cornerstone. He is our rock and our Salvation.
Think of this! Is God pleased with you! Have you lived a life for him. Have you witnessed, shared the gospel, tried to live a holy life, tried to separate yourself from the world, taught others about Christ, worked in the church in some capacity, had great faith. Have you said, “Here am I lord, Send me.”