I don’t want go to church anymore. I’m done with just going to church, instead I want to be the church. I want to be the church that I read about in the bible, and that church was not just something that was done on Sunday, but it was something that was lived seven days a week.
For too long the church has been defined by its buildings, its stain glass windows and its location in the city. But that was never Jesus’s plan for the church. Jesus’s plan was that the church be a place defined by its people who love and serve the lost. We were never called to go to church, but to become the church!
When will we get it through our thick skulls that the lost aren’t coming to us, so we must go to them? Outside the bricks and mortar of what we call a church building, you’ll find a city, a nation, and a world waiting to be reached, and those lost people won’t follow Jesus because our buildings are open and our lights are on. So it’s the churches mission to leave the building and take Jesus into the streets of our communities. No more should the church be contained by 4 walls, instead it’s time that we go become the hands and voice of God. Instead of just listening to the sermon on Sunday, it’s time the church becomes the sermon seven days a week.
“When will we get it through our thick skulls that lost people aren’t
coming just because the building is open and the lights are on?
I’m tired of the church being defined by the world as a building of bricks when it’s really a body of believers. But we’ve brought it on ourselves, because for too long we’ve just been going to church instead of being the church. Let’s make it our goal today to become the church that Jesus fully intended it to be.
So, who is with me? What do you say we rise up together today and with one loud voice shout to the world, “I don’t want to just go to church anymore, I want to be the church.”