Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Body of Christ

Tony Piantine wrote a great blog a couple of days ago about the Body of Christ and what it should look like. You should read it if you haven't already. I posted a comment to him that I want to highlight.

We had a great service in church this past Sunday and a great time at the altar. As I looked at those who came, I saw people from all strata of society coming to meet Jesus. It was a great reminder to me of what the Kingdom of God really looks like. And no matter what our background, we come on equal footing to the cross. "For all have sinned" and the cross welcomes "whosoever will" -- and so must the church.

We are called to go to the "highways and byways" of life and compel them to come. God help us to see the "field" as well as the "church" for what it really is. As Jesus said, "look around you, for the field is truly ripe for the harvest". Let's do it church. The time is now! Up North Wisdom issues the challenge: Let's harvest the entire field.


  1. I loved what you said on Sunday to the youth. "Don't think sharing your faith/living out your life in Christ gets any easier when you older" That is so true. I remember thinking that exact thought when I was younger. "Well it will be easier when I'm older and working. High School is too hard." God help us to do what we're called to do. I'm challenged. Love you dad:)

  2. Pastor Jerry,
    Looking back over the soon ending school year, remembering my hesitations and concerns of switching Georgia from private to public I think "What was my problem?". We have had many opportunities to invite kids to KIDS club and I've even had the chance to witness to our neighbors down the hall. God is so faithful...I wouldn't have her any other school! Thank you for your encouragement!
    Blessings in abundance,