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Church Building

Church Building

We know this but forget it. The church, that is a building, didn’t exist for Jesus and his followers.

What was the church? The Greek word is ekklesia. Essentially it means to be called out for an assembly. It does not refer to a building.

  • What does that mean to me all these years later?
  • Don’t I go to church?

It means that my brothers and sisters and I are the church. We are called to be the body of Jesus to the people of this world.

I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of the Messiah, here with my brother Timothy. I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work—also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house. God’s best to you! The Messiah’s blessings on you!

Source: Philemon 1:1-3 (The Message Bible)