Who is the church of Christ?

October 1, 2007

I could give a list of chapters and verses to answer this question but I thought I would do something a bit different and a lot more personal.

To me the church of Christ is:

– a little old lady who won’t leave her house except on Sundays for worship service.

-a young preacher who just found out that his wife has a terminal illness.

-a couple watching their son die of cancer yet still taking time to send cards of comfort to others.

-an older couple raising their grandchildren, bringing them to Bible class, and smiling though their exhaustion.

-a tired, single mother wrestling her children during the worship service.

-an elderly lady saying goodbye to her husband of sixty eight years knowing that she will see him again someday.

-an unwed teenage mother, forgiven by Christ and determined to give her child a better life.

-a man who mows the church lawn and asks for nothing in return.

-a soldier waking up on the other side of the world with Jesus as his only nearby friend.

-a middle-aged lady raising three teenagers alone.

-a man battling an addiction and with the help of His Lord, winning.

-an inmate sitting in his jail cell thankful for the forgiveness granted by Christ.

-a woman on a strict budget who just gave her last twenty-dollar bill to help someone else in need.

The church of Christ is made up of Christians who are:

-imperfect.

-hurting with worldly problems.

-facing sin and temptation.

– aware that there is a better place.

-desperately trying to follow the Scripture.

-seeking comfort in the Word of God.

-expecting that great Day.

-anticipating the words, “Well done you good and faithful servant.”

-thankful that they have been forgiven of their sins.

The church of Christ isn’t a building on Main Street. It’s a group of people who are striving to follow their Savior and live godly lives in an ungodly world.

For more information contact me at harringtonseven@yahoo.com

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8 Comments Add your own

  •    AncientWanderer  |  October 1st, 2007 at 6:07 pm     Reply

    Paula-
    Keep putting it out there. 🙂

  •    preacherman  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 1:23 am     Reply

    Paula,
    Excellent post sister.
    Amen and Amen.

  •    Monalea  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 3:23 am     Reply

    Excellent!

    Monalea

  •    laymond  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 4:02 pm     Reply

    Paula, good description of what the church should be.

  •    TREY MORGAN  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 4:11 pm     Reply

    I agree. It’s all about people and others. Not about bricks and pews…

    Thanks

  •    Matthew  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 7:22 pm     Reply

    This is a great post, thank you, you make the church sound so real. I love it.

  •    Kathy  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 9:54 pm     Reply

    Very good! But you forgot to add one – a busy mother who writes a beautiful birthday tribute to her husband on her blog which depicts the mutual respect God desires between a husband and wife!

  •    Tammy Snyder  |  October 16th, 2007 at 12:47 am     Reply

    You make me wonder why I didn’t think of that myself! Blessings to you as you reach out to the lost.
    Your sister in Christ,
    Tammy Snyder
    http://ladiesbiblestudycoc.blogspot.com

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