Am I helping to build Christ’s Church or my Church?

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?

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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1 Response to Am I helping to build Christ’s Church or my Church?

  1. arm5 says:

    We do focus to much on getting this in and not on teaching them . We may give them a home bible study. That’s just laying a foundation. But we should be raising healthy new Christians. What is really comes down to is accountability.

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