Sunday, March 16, 2014

What is that Thing we do on Sunday Morning

Where do you go Sunday morning?  What is the building called?  Of what are you a member?

The word often rendered "church" in English is the Greek word ekklesia.  It can mean a gathering, a group of believers, or even the sum collective of all Christian believers in the world.

What it does not refer to is a building.

So you can go to church, and you can go to the church, the church can come to you, but you cannot meet in a church, you cannot hold an event at the church, and a church can't burn down.

The church is people.

When a speaker says "good morning church," he's talking to you, not the building.

How does that change your outlook on "the church?"

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