The Church

Some people think that the church is a building. But our Bible Reading today tells us that the church is family. “The family is the church of the living God” (verse 15b). Ephesians 5:25b tells us that “Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.” Jesus did not die for a building! He died for people.
Verse 15b also tells us the purpose of the church. “God’s church is the support and foundation of the truth.” What is this truth? It is the truth that God loves us and made a way for our sins to be forgiven.
Before Jesus left the earth, He told His followers to go “everywhere in the world. Tell the Good News to everyone” (Mark 16:15). If you follow and obey Jesus, you are part of God’s church. The people in the church work together to encourage one another and tell the Good News about Jesus to everyone.
What will you do today? Will you glorify and praise God by telling people about His Son?