This morning's post is very simple, but quite profound. Many of us.....even those who know better......think of the "church" as a building. However, it's NOT! God never intended for it to be, either! Would He have sent His Son to die on the cross for a building? No! Absolutely not! Jesus died on the cross for YOU and for ME!

If you are part of God's family - one of His children - then YOU are the church!! A quote from our preacher Sunday morning reminded us, "Don't allow the church to be a building any more!"

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27

When you look at it that way, it puts a little more importance on being a member of His church, doesn't it? You're not just "attending" and "sitting on a pew"....checking it off of your to-do list. YOU are an ACTIVE part of HIS family! Recently a missionary spoke to us about being the salt and light of the world. He reminded us that it says "You ARE the salt!" and "You ARE the light!".

The thing is, if you are a Christian, you have made a commitment to God and to Christ to be the salt and light.

So are you being salt that hasn't lost its flavor?

Are you being light that is bright or dim?

As part of the CHURCH, what kind of member are you?

If everyone was just like you, what kind of church would it be?

Are you just "going to church" or are you "being the church?


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