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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We gather as the church to follow the leading of the Spirit.

If Christ is the head of the church then should he not be present at each meeting? In many churches the service is more like a funeral memorial than a visit with Christ. Many believers today have an image of Jesus as being somehow disconnected from His church, as though he was too far away to meet with us. Did not Jesus say that where two or three are gathered in his name he would be there? I hear that verse quoted a lot but I wonder how many take it to heart. By the working of the Spirit we have the real presence of Jesus with us.
Oh Lord, that we may follow as sheep, the great shepherd of our souls.


Pauline said...

When so much of the world has entered the 'church,' should we be surprised that Jesus is not present? Col. 1:18 says that He is the Head of [His] body, the church. I hesitate to believe that every organized church is part of the Body of Christ...maybe some individuals from those churches and, yes, when those individuals gather (wherever) IN HIS NAME - under HIS government; receiving His Lordship and being ruled by the Holy Spirit - yes, He is present.

Pauline said...

Guess it depends if Christ is the One Who built that particular church...if it was the plan of a man, then no, He doesn't have to show up. "Where two or three are gathered in My Name..." seems to indicate not just the 'label' of Christian, but the two or three who are yielded to HIM and HIS plan.