”The word church in the Bible is the Greek word ekklesia. Ekklesia means “the called out ones.”
Erroneously, church has become a FUNCTION that WE ‘DO’ on Sunday morning. Church has become AN EVENT INSTEAD OF IT BEING WHO WE ARE. The word church has lost its meaning of FAMILY; the word has lost the meaning of us being A PEOPLE. Going to church has become a WEEKLY ACTIVITY THAT WE ‘DO’.
We’ve taken a word that DEFINES WHO WE ARE…..A WORD THAT IDENTIFIES US……AND WE’VE LESSENED IT TO AN HOUR AND A HALF ‘EPISODE’ THAT WE DO ONCE A WEEK.
After the weekly church EVENT, we then we all go home to our individual lives. It’s like going to the theatre, or going to school, going to work, or going to the grocery store. “We’re going to church!”
If you are SOMETHING…..YOU ARE THAT ‘THING’ EVERY DAY…..AND YOU DO WHAT YOU ARE ‘EVERY DAY’……
IF WE ARE THE CHURCH…..YOU NEVER STOP BEING THE CHURCH……YOU CAN’T BE THE CHURCH ON SUNDAY AT 10:45 A.M. AND THEN NOT BE THE CHURCH TUESDAY AT 10:45 A.M.
When we call the building a church or say that “we are going to church” we are taking away from the fact that “church” is our identity, not something we “go to”. When something is our IDENTITY, we are that thing all of the time. When we “go to something”, we are only participating in that activity while we are there.
We have made SOMETHING WE ARE……INTO A ‘WEEKLY’ EVENT……. We’ve made the word “church” into an impersonal, SHALLOW, intellectual, 2 hour a week activity.
Erroneously, we have our life at work. We have our life at home. We have our life of activities. We have our life with our church. We have our life with our friends. It is all become separate and compartmentalized.
IF GOD HAS SAVED YOU AND YOU BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS…..THEN YOUR NEW IDENTITY AS A PERSON IS NOW WITH HIS CHURCH….
You are to live the reality that you are the church 24 hours a day / 7 days a week……..