Going to Church versus Being the Church

“…and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body…” —Ephesians 1:22-23

And he is the head of the body, the church:” —Col. 1:18

A person may “go” to church without “being” the church.  I see this happen all time.  A person comes to our church… sits in a pew… enjoys the music… listens to the sermon, then goes home unchanged.  Maybe they will return the following Sunday and repeat the same routine.

On the other hand, there are those who are members of the church. They recognize the church is not a building. Nor is it a performance to observe. They not only attend church, but they realize they ARE THE CHURCH.  They are actively involved in it’s ministry. They participate in worship… they support it with their tithes and offerings… they use their talents in serving the Lord… they invite their friends… and they regularly pray for their church and it’s leaders.

The difference between going to church and being the church is simply attending an event or being the event—Being served or doing the serving.

Do you just go to church or will you start being the church?  It can all be summed up in one word—Commitment.

2 thoughts on “Going to Church versus Being the Church”

  1. It is a huge difference in perhaps receiving a blessing from the Lord (if the visit was in faith) or having the blessing of God´s Word in His Church change you and work through you to His honor and the blessing of others. Any time God´s blessings flow through you to others, you are much more blessed than if you simply take in what is given. Being the Lord´s Church is an honor and source of great usefulness and blessing.

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