Monday, August 20, 2012

The One Foundation

I have to be constantly reminded that there is One foundation of the Church-- Jesus Christ.  This applies to all bodies and fellowships, whether ministries, college groups, deacons boards, etc.  As weekly attendance in our own college group has plummeted this summer, a very human inclination had been pestering my heart early on-- why aren't more coming to enjoy fellowship with each other in Christ?

The Lord taught me a great deal over the last few years and especially the latter months.  Many of us had forgotten the "in Christ" premise of fellowship, largely that we had one purpose in meeting and that was to meet with our Lord (Matthew 18:20) As I was reminded at a conference, as long as Christ is in the midst of a gathering regardless of size, then the fellowship remains equally sweet.  The makeup of the Church is always and has always been Christ in us minus us.

As the modern church runs the risk of emphasizing numbers and charisma, this reminder is ever so important.  Only with eyes on Christ can we learn communion, obedience through suffering (Heb. 5:8), and repentance.

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