The Church has been deemed many different titles:
And although these descriptions might give each congregation significance and identifying value, the only value we are called to seek is that found in Jesus Christ.
Somehow, we’ve allowed The Church to be branded with genre’s and selfish personalities, when the only personality The Church is to withhold, is one reflective of Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)
The Church is a reflection and example of Jesus’ love, grace and hope. But for some reason the world has turned it into a selfish construction of opinion and preference.
If someone were to ask you, “What Church do you go to?”. What would you say?
1) ” I go to a Lutheran Church.”
2) ” I go to a Baptist church.”
3) ” I go to a Non-denominational Church.”
4) ” I go to a Pentecostal Church.”
I’ll be the first to admit that my normal response is, “I go to a non-denominational Christian Church.” I’m not saying any of these responses are wrong, but do they coincide with biblical foundations?
After analyzing my response, I’ve begun to realize that my personal preference was getting in the way of the authenticity that The Church of Jesus was founded on. It’s The Church, not my preference.
The Church is called to be an authentic voice of Jesus Christ, not a personal opinion of human flesh.
How can we be the change? What can we do? What do we say?
God has called The Church to be an authentic voice of His love, and we are called to experience an authentic voice of spiritual intimacy. It’s time to ignore the labels. It’s time to just BE THE CHURCH.
Be authentic. Be true. Be The Church.
- Jarrid Wilson