The Church Is The Body of Christ

The church is the body of Christ.

The church is the people of God, called to be the salt and light to this world (Matt. 5:13-14). In the New Testament, the church is called, “ekklesia”, which is a group of people who have been called out by God.

When the people of God gathered together, there are 3 things which will happen:   


It is Christ-centered as we gather to study God’s Word and have fellowship with one another through prayers and through sharing a meal. 

2. Christ-exalted  

The church is a body of Christ. We are one body (1 Cor. 12:12-31).We exalt Christ as we worship God together. Since we are a body in Christ, we love one another and live in peace and unity. It is not always easy, but let us ask help from the God who first loves us. With His help, we learn to embrace one another and to forgive those who have offended us as God has also forgiven our offenses against Him.

3. Christ-glorified

In the church, we live in unity and we guard our unity by extending peace to one another. As a body of Christ, we share the Gospel with people outside of the church. In our daily living, we obey God’s commands and live lives that glorify God in our actions, words and thoughts.

God’s Commandments Help Us to Enjoy Life

God’s commandments are not to restrict us but to give us freedom to enjoy our life.

I played basketball when I was younger. At one point, I was playing on the school’s basketball team. It gives me great pride to wear the school’s basketball jersey! I love the excitement of the game.

However, the game is only enjoyable when there are rules. Without the rules, the players will get confused and hurt. The rules ensure that the game is fair to all the players.

Likewise, God’s commandments to us are not to limit us from enjoying life. Rather, God’s commandments give us freedom to live the life He has given us.

God Comforts Us in Our Pains and Regrets

God saw our regrets and pains. He understands and He takes them away..

Saw this prayer from the United Methodist Church. I love it because I miss my loved ones who have gone home to the Lord.

God has blessed me with these loved ones. Yes, there are regrets. There were things I wish I had done differently. It is such an assurance to know we can commit these pain and regrets to God. God understands.