Let's be honest, most of us go to church to have our needs met. What's wrong with that? Nothing at the surface, but go a little deeper and you find that was not the true intention of Jesus with His New Testament Church. Mat. 16:18 "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."
Regrettably, we don't see much of the church that Jesus was speaking of. Prayer has been removed from our schools, the shedding of innocent blood happens at the rate of over 4000 babies each day and restrictions upon Christian freedoms are escalating each day! Most Christians are oblivious or apathetic to the whole process. It doesn't sound like the Church that the gates of hell will not overcome!
In Acts 17:6 we read about some disciples who "have turned the world upside down". The church cannot turn the world upside down by staying inside the walls and being overly concerned about their own needs!
The true Church of Jesus Christ is to influence the world! How can we influence the world when our focus is on ourself? Mat. 6:33 "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
The truth is, if we focus on what Jesus wants He will take care of what we need! Mat. 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth."
We are the salt of the earth! Salt doesn't do much good if it's left in the salt shaker! Our emphasis is not that we "go to a church service" but that we go into the world to "serve" the Living God.
At Church Without Walls, our Superior official is without a doubt the Lord Jesus Christ!
Philem. 1:4 "I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ."
1 Cor. 11:1 (NIV) Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (KJV) Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Eph. 5:10 "Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them."
Pilots are not made in ground school they are made in the airplane. Christians will never become what God intends for us to be if we stay in the class room! It just won't work!
If your heart agrees with this statement we would love for you to be a part of this tremendous mission to evangelize the lost; make disciples through example and action; and engage our society according to Eph. 5:10.