It's Our Church

It's Our Church

The church is a singular entity—one body, one family, gathering, locally, in one place.
And yet it’s made up of several, even hundreds, of individuals.
Hundreds of individuals united under the banner of one King for one purpose: announcing His triumph over death and the resurrection power that He offers to all who are dead in their sin.
Jesus was resurrected, proving Himself to be the Son of God with the power to remove our sin and resurrect us as well. It’s this message of resurrection, of new life, that He has tasked us to both embrace and embody.
The church needs to be a place from which resurrection power flows, as lives are changed, families restored, and whole cities are rejuvenated by the work of the church.
The “work of the church,” of course, translates into the work of its members. We have all been called to live resurrection lives which consists in both sharing the message of Jesus and sharing in His work. He came preaching, healing, and loving. We must do the same.
This is what unites us, across race, gender, and generation. We are the church. We are called to bring the life and love of God to the world around us.
It’s His Church, His Kingdom. It’s our calling to do the work of His Kingdom, working toward its expansion.
It’s our mission. It’s our church.