Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Body of Christ

When we read 'where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them,' we know that Jesus is giving a promise to be present. Often the quote is used when there is a small crowd and it renews our confidence in the presence of Jesus. This is good.

I'm beginning to see it more than a promise to a small crowd. I'm seeing it as a hope of Jesus that we might get together more His name.

What's more, I'm also seeing it as not limited to individuals, but appropriate for organisations, denominations...partnerships. Again...a hope of Jesus for us to connect in His name. Hallelujah!

John 17:21 (NIV)
21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.


Anonymous said...

I like where your coming from with this. I've been trying to think about this as I spend time with one Christian or many chriestians. I have also been praying that this is the case when i'm with non Christians. That they sence the presence of Christ when I'm there.

Brian's Blog said...

YES!!!! That's a exclamation that we used to hear echo around a supermarket, when our christian brother was delivering milk, and saw an answer to prayer.
We are endeavouring to link with the leaders of other fellowships.
Just for coffee, chat, and prayer.
We started with 2, then 3, and last month was 4 fellowships represented. We are due to meet on the 17th ~ 6 fellowships represented would be a blessing. After all, aren't we the CHURCH of (city name)!

Pete Brookshaw said...

I'm with you Jim.

Darren Lamotte said...

Oh that the world would see Christ in and through me.