Description: Jesus taught us not only through words but from His life. One of the important lessons His life teaches is that Christians are created to live in community. Jesus lived in community at three different and intentional levels: congregation, community, and companions. This week, we'll explore the first of these. We often speak of "going" to church or "attending" church, but that's not how the Bible talks about church. Church is what we belong to because of Jesus. It's far more important than simply something we check off our list on Sunday mornings. The local congregation of a church is the physical presence of Jesus in our world. If we truly love and serve Jesus, we will also love the Church He died to save.
The Church is the global spiritual body of God's people made up of every believer; past, present, and future, who share in Christ by grace through faith, and that is made visible on earth in local congregations of spirit-filled Christians who gather in the name of Jesus.
Ecclesia - Comes from a Greek political term for a body of people that is (1) gathered/assembled and is duly (2) summoned. Used first in a political sense and adopted in Scripture to describe the gathering of Christians. It means literally a congregating or assembly of people with shared beliefs.
We are so grateful for the resources God provides for Life Bridge so that we can continue to preach the Gospel both here in Green Bay and around the world through the missions and ministries we support. Thank you for partnering with us!
If you're ready to make a LIFELONG, LIFESTYLE decision to follow Jesus, please reach out to us or to someone you know at Life Bridge so that we can get in touch. To talk to one of our pastors, reach out to us by giving us a call at (920) 494-4042, emailing email@example.com or through our social media pages