What Makes a Church Meant by Jesus?

vpauloseStarred Page By vpaulose, 28th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1mhfp34p/
Posted in Wikinut>Family>Religion

What makes a church? Is it a building? Or is it a community of people who gather in a place?Or is it a place that accommodates just worshipping? What did Jesus mean by his commandment to his disciples to go and announce the Gospel?

What makes a church?

What did Jesus mean by his commandment to his disciples to go and announce the Gospel?

Church has been a great force since Jesus began to preach Gospel. All these 20 centuries church has been playing the vital role in history. What is meant by the word “church”? What do we mean by a beautiful church? Does church mean another beautiful building? Or is it a community of people who gather in a place to carry out some rituals?Or is it a place that just accommodates people to sing and hear speeches? What did Jesus mean by his commandment to his disciples to go and announce the Gospel?

Greed for power is the cause of all the ruins in the church.

Why disputes about church?

A church is not a place of disputes or problems. It is a place of peace through sharing real love. Then why so many denominations that we find today? Why killing, burning and fighting? Why so many clashes and crusades?

Remove the misunderstanding and mis-com­munication

Misunderstanding and mis-com­munication have caused dilapidation of church. Greed and craze for power have lead to clashes and chaos. The passages of gospel about the dispute of “being the first” clear this misunderstanding and mis-com­munication. Just remember how Jesus cleared this misunderstanding. Jesus has said, “But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.” (Mark 10:43-44)

The man who was told to rebuild the church


The man who was told to rebuild the church

A man who set out to rebuild a church in the 12th century, on hearing a voice that said, “Francis, go rebuild my church, which you see is in ruins.” Moved by the voice, Francis began a restoration project on the dilapidated building of the local church. With the help of others, he began to clear out the debris, patch the roof and to erect it with stones. But again he was directed by the voice that it is the people of God that was meant by the church. Then he went to announce the people the Gospel--the message of love. That made him realize that the whole universe in its nature was the mirror of God. That made him call creatures his “brothers and sisters”. With deep sense of brotherhood under God, he embraced all. The eco-friend Saint Francis of Assisi is commemorated on 4th October.

Church stands as a testimony

Every church stands as a testimony to the great love of God. He promises peace and refuge when you reach there. You should be able to feel and experience that peace and joy when you enter into a church. A church is a place where you should be uplifted by the heartfelt prayers, songs and by the sharing fellowship of worshippers. Sharing together the Word of God should should fill you with the joy, pinched from heaven. In these days of hardship, God’s promise, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28) should encourage us and give comfort. It is His House of sharing love with Him and His children, whom we should see as our own brothers and sisters. Every church is a sanctuary where we find strength to face the problems of our daily life and walk steadily in our journey to reach Him.

Jesus showed the way of love. It is through the real love that everybody recognizes one as the disciple of Jesus, and not by the denomination or church building.

Tags

Brotherhood, Building, Church, Crusades, Denomination, Disputes, Greed For Power, Miscommunication, Misunderstanding, Rebuild, Saint Francis Of Assisi, Whole Universe

Meet the author

author avatar vpaulose
I just want to write, write and write. I just want to contact the thirsty writers. Please give me your feedback.

Share this page

moderator Steve Kinsman moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar hastomo
28th Sep 2012 (#)

Nice point of view :D
Btw... We met again, we already friend on triond and redgage, if you remember me o_O

Reply to this comment

author avatar vpaulose
28th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you. I value your friendship.

Reply to this comment

author avatar tankermone
28th Sep 2012 (#)

Wherever two or more are gathered in my name, there I am also.
Beautiful thinking!

Reply to this comment

author avatar vpaulose
28th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you dear.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Teila
28th Sep 2012 (#)

Beautiful job on this!

Reply to this comment

author avatar vpaulose
28th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you a lot.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Robb714
29th Sep 2012 (#)

Great article!

Reply to this comment

author avatar vpaulose
29th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password