“…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.