Scripture Reference: 1Peter 2:4-10 and 2Timothy 2:2
People have some funny ideas about church.
The first one is that church is a building. It’s not.
The second is that church is a business that sells a product called God to the people who come. It’s not.
The third that going to church is just showing up on a Sunday morning. It’s not
The church is the body of people who gather together. It is the living, breathing extended family of God, gathering together to worship him and to encourage each other.
It’s about living together in that messy, knocked-around, whoops-I-made-a-mistake, let-me-help-you-up-when-you-fall, kind of way.
Peter calls us living stones, being built into a spiritual house with Christ as the cornerstone: The Church!
Like the toy bricks that you had as a kid, we build upon each other to be a wall. We are strong because we stand together and we stand with Christ.
The church is US!
Why are you here? Why do you come to church on Sunday? Why should you make it a priority to be together with your church family every week?
The answer is simple: We are stronger together. We encourage each other. We build each other up. The strong among us today help the weak. And tomorrow, when we struggle, they will be strong to help us.
Church isn’t about habit. It’s not about business. It’s not about going to a building because that’s what your parents did? It’s about people.
Let me encourage you to make Sunday morning a priority. Be here with your family through thick and thin. Build them up and you’ll find that they build you up too.
Life is a Journey. You don’t have to walk alone.
That’s why you are here.Pastor Rodger