TITLE: The Church
By Jeanette Oestermyer
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What are churches made of?
Some say, “bricks, cement, wood
Those materials make up the building
that houses the church, often referred
to as God’s House.
The church is made
up of people – the congregation, or
those who frequent the building
at least once each week, on Sunday, often
referred to as the Body of Christ.
A beautiful church is a beautiful Body,
where each member cares about, loves
and helps others in the struggles
and tribulations they face in this life.
“My command is this: Love each other
as I have loved you.” John 15:12 NIV.
Some members go to God’s House in search
of entertainment. Those who entertain
are the workers – the organist, pianist,
minister, elders, deacons, teachers,
to name a few. Larger churches have
The main function of the church is to praise
our Lord and God through song and prayer.
Members of the Body are also invited
to learn – to be attentive as the Pastor
presents the sermon of the day.
Let us remember the workers who serve
the Body and also serve God.
If one is fortunate to have a gift
that might be used in some way
to glorify the church and the Lord,
he should give of himself –
he will be blessed.
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