Whose Church is it Anyway?

aint Peters ChurchA picture has popped up on my Facebook feed a few times in the past week. It shows lettering on the wall of a church where the ‘S’ has fallen off so it now reads

‘AINT PETER’S CHURCH’

Seeing the picture made me remember that one of our daughter’s when she was younger used to call our local Parish Church (St Margaret’s) ‘Margaret’s Church’.

The Church doesn’t belong to Peter or Margaret, it belongs to Jesus.

Think about any Church that you are a part of. Think about what goes on, how people live, behave and how decisions are made and consider what those things indicate about whose Church it is.

If we believe that the Church belongs to Jesus, then we need to think about how we can let go of what we want and make sure that it is what he wants that really matters.

‘Lord Jesus, help us to become a Church that acts like we belong to you. Amen.’

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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 Baptist Minister who is 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. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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