Early Christians oftentimes met in other people’s homes to pray and worship God. Have you ever felt guilty because you did not go to a church building, cathedral or chapel? Do not feel guilty, those who believe in Jesus are God’s church and are interconnected to each other. True worship comes from our heart, mind and soul. Too many go to the church building once per week while only warming up the pews. The remainder of their week is spent separated from God.
Apostle Paul, history’s greatest missionary, understood that we are to never forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but never said we must meet in a building. God’s vision through Jesus was to create a “Liquid Church”.
A liquid church flows like water and touches lives for Christ wherever the Spirit of God leads. Paul said: “Greet also the church that meets at their house.” Romans 16:5 Prior to Saul’s conversion he was persecuting the church and the church referred to Christians, not buildings made by human hands.
“For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” 1 Corinthians 15:92
Corinthians 5:1 – For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
1 Corinthians 3:16 – “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
“I am not against going to church on Sunday or Wednesday for prayer service. What I’m trying to convey is that God hears us in silence and dwells inside of us. In other words, you are never alone!
Christians are God’s church and the gates of hell will not prevail over it (Matthew 16:18). We need to be a liquid church in order to spread the gospel with whomever God places in our path, the path does not stop at a building. We touch lives everywhere we go whether by our example, sharing a kind word with someone, sharing a scripture verse, being good parents, husbands, good wives, good children or good friends.
Trust me, when you meet Jesus he will not judge you on how much time you spent in a church building or praying out loud. Your reward will be based on your personal relationship with Jesus.
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