When I visited Switzerland some week ago I spoke with some friends and leaders and the topic was Church.Today the word Church represent different things for different people. Some just frown when they hear the word…some, like in Italy looks very bored..and some just don’t have a clue..and some think they know it all..the latest revelation on how to build a successful Church…first of all Jesus did not speak much about the Church. Only once in Matt 16…that He will build the Church.That’s a good beginning!!Paul is than of course talking about the Church in his epistles..but not to much about structures and organisation…mainly about the “life” within the church.
The Body of Christ is the Church according to Paul.To get the real idea about the Church must be to look at the life of Jesus than. Jesus is the true picture of the Church…I read Joh 15…the other day and was amazed to find a wonderful picture of the Church“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another!! I believe in that Church and believe that we need to allow Jesus to build many more Churches Worldwide through us that He have chosen…you included!!

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