His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

We Are The Church!

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I belong to several Facebook groups for Christians who no longer attend a church. We each have our own reasons for leaving what some call the “Institutional Church.” But this morning I was thinking about what we do in these groups. We share experiences, we share inspiration, we share our struggles, and we share support and encouragement. But what I think most of it boils down to is this – as a group, we praise and worship God and Jesus.
And then it struck me: We Are The Church! Each Facebook group is a type of church. And by “church” I mean God’s definition of church, which I believe is the collection of Spirit-filled believers. So though we’ve left the institutional church, I think we’re still in the true church.
What do you think?

Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

3 thoughts on “We Are The Church!

  1. I agree. Seeking and glorifying the Lord. Edifying and praying for one another. Studying the Word. All these can take place and be effective outside of a traditional church building/gathering. What you describe sounds like church to me. The one thing I would miss the most by not going to church is live praise and worship. It can be such a powerful experience.

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  2. Been attending a “seeker” church recently, though I grew up attending Lutheran. I’m arriving at the crossroads of missing the “traditional” service & hymns we used to sing. Not to mention the messages. I’m not on fb anymore, but I’m discovering that the blogger family can be just as powerful.
    Thank you for this post…
    – Kenzel

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