Colossians 3:16-17 – Christ is the Treasure of the Church Gathered

Perhaps you have heard someone say something like, “I love God but I’m not really into church.” Or “I don’t need to go to church to worship God; it’s more of a private thing for me.”
There’s a common misconception, a common misunderstanding, that our faith is private. There’s confusion between a private faith and a personal faith. Our faith is personal but it’s not private. If faith is really personal, if it has personally transformed someone, then it’s definitely not private.
God has not only called a believer to Himself, but He has called others to Himself and He wants us to worship Him together.
God designed the faith to be communal. He designed the faith to be interdependent. There are supernatural things that He does in our hearts through the gathering of His people. When we gather together we benefit from all the spiritual gifts of the body of Christ. If we only sing in our cars and read the Bible at our offices–we miss the encouragement and the impact of the body of Christ. In a worshipping community, we benefit from the encouragement of others. We’re reminded that the body of Christ is bigger than us as individuals.

Eric Geiger

Read Colossians 3:16-17 and consider the fact that God did not save you into isolation, but he saved you into a body. As such Jesus is not merely the treasure of each of us individually, but he is the treasure of all of us – a precious and priceless treasure to be shared. How does this thought affect the way you typically think about  and engage with the corporate gathering of the church?

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Posted on: March 8, 2018 - 10:00PM

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