Speaker: Kris MacQueen
The Body of Christ. The Bride of Christ. The Fellowship. The People of God. This is a sampling of the language sometimes used to describe the Church.
But Jesus’s Church isn’t simply a concept or a metaphor. It isn’t a faceless group of disconnected people mysteriously joined over space and time by shared belief. For every believer, everywhere, anytime, it is a rag-tag group of specific names and faces.People we share air with. People we know and are getting to know. These are the people we sit beside at the table of God.
In 1st John 4, the apostle writes: “whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”
This stuff matters. We literally can’t love God alone.