Jesus is to be Lord of the church. The church is to embody Jesus to the world. Do we reflect the love of God in Christ to one another and to the world? How else can the world know of Him?
Jesus built His church, His body (Matthew 16:18, Colossians 1:18). Great! What is the church supposed to do? What are the collective responsibilities of the churches of Christ?
For millennia confusion has reigned regarding the nature of the church. Is it a building? Is it a hierarchical organization? Is it a group of people? We do well to explore the word “church” and Greek word ekklesia and learn what Jesus intended with the word.