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It is getting harder and harder to bring young families to church. Why is that? Is it because the church has become old and stale? The music isn’t always upbeat? The pastor can be boring? What exactly is the church supposed to be about? The Church is "one body" with Christ as the Head. So what does this mean? For all of life’s big questions, we can turn to the Bible. So what does the Bible say about church?
Luke 2:49 tells us that we are to be at our "Father's work" and we are to be at it together as "one new man". This is the Church. It is a place to be doing the work of our Father's Kingdom, a "base of operations" so that we may be at the work of "making disciples of all nations” as stated in Matthew 28:19. In most churches, 10 percent of the people do 100 percent of the work. The other percent can be divided up into "Sunday only" Christians and those that are there to "receive". The 10 percent are there to give and be at our "Father's work". This wasn't always the case, but in 2013, the church, in America, is at a low point. Many people when they fall on hard times go to the church to get help. However, it should not end there. Once you are back on your feet, you should be working with the church to help others. Galatians 6:2 states; "Carry one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." When we "carry one another's burdens", we give and receive. Many people today want the church to carry their burdens, but do not want to help carry the burdens of others. The church is viewed as a place to give and receive because we work with one another in carrying each other's burdens as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Acts 4:32-33 says; "The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common. With great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on them all." The "group" is the Church. The Church needs to be of one heart and mind. We need to be there for one another in strong fellowship and strong discipleship. We are the body and Christ is the Head.
Walk in Christ Ministries is a Christ-like Family Life Crisis Ministry. For more information on Walk in Christ Ministries, check out http://www.walkinchrist.net. Colossians 2:6 states “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” Ask yourself, are you walking in Christ?