Life Together as the Family of God – Ephesians 2:19-22
Being a Christian, by definition, involves belonging to the Church. It means being members of the Household of God, and belonging to His Family. In this sermon, Pastor David begins a new series about the Life of the church, and about Christian community and fellowship. What does it looks like to share our lives in God’s Family? For many Christians church life is a Sunday morning worship service and that’s all. A few more add to that a class of some kind, Sunday School or Wednesday Bible Study. But you simply can’t read the New Testament in search of what church life is supposed to be, and come away thinking that worship services and classes are the sum total. No. We’re supposed to be involved in one another’s lives, bearing one another’s burdens. We’re supposed to know each others needs so we can help and care for one another. We need to be there for each other, offering support. We must treat each other as family.
Ephesians 2:19–22 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.