ReconnectOne: One body, One ChurchJanuary 21, 2019
The Bible describes the Church as the very Body of Christ.
There’s no such thing as an American church. Or an Egyptian church. Or a persecuted church. Or an African church.
We are called together the family of faith, the household of God.
And when one part suffers, all suffer.
So when we hear about Christians half a world away attacked for their belief in Jesus Christ— do we hear this as violence carried out against the members of our very own family.
Persecuted Christians are our actual brothers and sisters.
This means I have more in common with the Coptic Christians in Egypt than I do a white, middle-class American non-believer.
Do we believe that?
And if so, does it compel us to act?
Let’s find ways to both pray and come alongside persecuted Christians around the world. For the body of Christ is either the household of God globally or it is not the household of God at all.