So, Jesus said,
‘I will build my church’ (Matthew 16.18)
I’ve been thinking about this and it got me thinking about whether it is my priority to build my church or Jesus’ church?
Do I care more about getting as many people as possible to join Orchard Baptist Church than I do about helping as many people as possible to follow Jesus?
Do I want to build something that makes me look good or do I want to help build the one true church that belongs to Jesus?
Our regular expression of church for most of us is likely to be an individual congregation where we can get to know other people and put into practice the many things that church is and should be. This though shouldn’t be the total of what church means or is and our allegiance should be to help build Christ’s church rather than just our own congregation.
So, if you say you follow Jesus, ask yourself this.
Whose church am I building, mine or his?