Bringing together the body of Christ, of which HE is the head in Butler County Pennsylvania. #John3:16
As your 🎄Christmas Event 🌟 or Regular Service approaches, PLEASE⌚consider sharing the information here on Facebook:
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Question: “What is the church?”
Answer: Many people today understand the church as a building. This is not a biblical understanding of the church. The word “church” is a translation of the Greek word ekklesia, which is defined as “an assembly” or “called-out ones.” The root meaning of church is not that of a building, but of people. It is ironic that when you ask people what church they attend, they usually identify a building. Romans 16:5 says, “Greet the church that is in their house.” Paul refers to the church in their house—not a church building, but a body of believers. The church is the body of Christ, of which He is the head. Ephesians 1:22–23 says, “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” The body of Christ is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2) until Christ’s return. Biblically, we may regard the church in two ways, as the universal church or as the local church.
The universal church consists of everyone, everywhere, who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. “For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink” (1 Corinthians 12:13). This verse says that anyone who believes is part of the body of Christ and has received the Spirit of Christ as evidence. All those who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ comprise the universal church.
The local church is described in Galatians 1:1–2: “Paul, an apostle . . . and all the brothers with me, to the churches in Galatia.” Here we see that in the province of Galatia there were many churches—they had a localized ministry and were scattered throughout the province. They were local churches. A Baptist church, a Lutheran church, an E-Free church, etc., is not the church, as in the universal church; rather, it is a local church, a local body of believers. The universal church is comprised of everyone who belongs to Christ. Members of the universal church should seek fellowship and edification in a local church.
In summary, the church is not a building or a denomination. According to the Bible, the church is the body of Christ—all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation (John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:13). Local churches are gatherings of people who claim the name of Christ. Members of a local church may or may not be members of the universal church, depending on the genuineness of their faith. The local church is where believers can fully apply the “body” principles of 1 Corinthians chapter 12—encouraging, teaching, and building one another up in the knowledge and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Recommended Resource: The Master’s Plan for the Church by John Macarthur
I know HOW important it is to NEED a beacon of 🌟 light and ✝️ hope!
I’m not quite sure how the public is receiving visitor posts on the page just yet, as I just recently devoted to this as (part of) my Full-Time business, I have way too many medical bills to pay off and health issues that do not allow a typical 9-5. 💸
I started several social pages in 2013 when my children attended Portersville Christian School, not knowing exactly how they’d be used in the future, just that they served a great purpose for our events.
Would you PLEASE consider Following this PAGE page to stay UP to DATE with a HOPE for a better tomorrow RIGHT here in Butler County PA?
Using technology CAN be used for GOOD! After all, it’s about REAL connections & REAL relationships. 😉 If you try! Hopefully, together we can open up a dialog of communication and HELP the community at LARGE!
I missed posting my own church’s Christmas music event 😦 . Still, I plan on posting NEW information as I receive it, then digging deeper into the online community right here in Butler County to find and give access to those searching for that Blessed HOPE we all have in Jesus Christ!
I’m a member of Bright Hope Community Church https://www.facebook.com/BHCC.Meridian
Our Worship 🎶 STYLE is 🎤🎸 🎹 🎻 AWESOME & Pastor Cameron Neace‘s messages 📖 are honest and down to earth, which points directly to the TRUTH = 💔 💙 ✝️ = 💖
Just a quick note – I had a very small conversation with Brian Sieffert, a member of Wilkinsboro Community Development Corporation. “Yes, down in Homewood,” it was once known as the City of Churches; unfortunately, their churches are dying, and none are taking their place. I fear for what is coming there unless Christian families stand up to ❤ each other. amh
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I DO NOT WANT to charge anything. Still, in order for me to continue to follow the LORD’s prompting once again, I must ask for donations when posting events, because of the time and effort it takes, fighting platform issues amongst the devilish trolls who are out to force their hands.
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