Recently, I was reading Walking Church's blog about God's Perspective on the Church. The blog was great. I started thinking about the church that Jesus is building and I have some thoughts that I'd like to share.
According to Matthew 16:18, the church that Jesus is building is a prevailing, victorious church that's overcoming the works of the enemy. In John 3:8, Jesus also said that those born of the Spirit are like the wind that blows and can be heard but it can't be seen. Nobody knows where it comes from nor where it goes. Its effects are mighty but it's hard to pin down.
The church that Jesus is building can be anywhere. You never know where it will show up. It's a dynamic church that's on the move. It's not bound to a building or to a specific location.
Individual members may be in a building Sunday morning or they may be at their computers sharing with an online group of believers. Some may be in a park or at Starbucks. Some may be at home washing dishes or changing diapers while others may be working in a soup kitchen feeding the homeless.
The church that Jesus is building is a united church with no divisions or separations. Each member is focused on following Jesus wherever He leads. Therefore, there are no hidden agendas and there is no room for competition.
The church that Jesus is building is filled with love. Each member is committed to helping and encouraging the other members to move forward. It's a healthy church that is learning how to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. When the individual members come together, there's an instant connection as the life of Jesus flows among them.
These are exciting times as I look around and see this church springing up all around me.