A Picture of the Church

There are many today trying to define and paint a picture of what the church should be. I too have my thoughts and opinions. And last night my definition and opinions were solidified for me as “the church” uncovered that definition with this picture.

Jesus is revealed as the Church lives as family in community

They gathered the last few years of our journey together in pictures and had them made into this picture of Christ. It is as the church lives life together as family in their communities and neighborhoods that Christ is revealed for the world to see. The pictures tell the story of family dinners, ball games, time in the park, study of the word, sleeping on the “family” couch, refrigerator rights, loving our community, donating time and resources, crying together, serving our world, adding neighbors to the family through baptism, and simply being brothers and sisters on a journey with Christ. These pictures reveal “The Living Church”. These pictures reveal Christ in us in our community.

Thank you to the greatest example of “The Church” I have ever been a part of. You have shown me what it means to love and be loved. You have shown mean what it looks like to Love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind. You have shown me what it looks like to Love your neighbor as yourself. You have shown me what it looks like to GO and make disciples. You have shown me what it looks like to live as “The Church” the body of Christ. You have shown me what Christ looks like.

This Picture will hang in a prominent place in our new home where we will continue to be reminded of what it means to be the church.

Thank you. You all are DEEPLY loved!

Our Plano TX Church Family

Our McKinney TX Church Family

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5 thoughts on “A Picture of the Church

  1. Pingback: The church – The embodiment of Christ « Connections

  2. What a great looking group! I’m so thankful to be, even a small part of such a warm hearted, loving bunch.
    Thank GOD from whom all blessings flow!

  3. Guys, I know you mean well. But do not displease our Lord by displaying a material depiction of Him. He is Holy, and said in Exodus 20 that we are not permited to make resemblences of anything in Heaven or on Earth. Jesus came at a time when there were no Cameras. Lets keep it that way. Thanks.

    Quote:” Is there divine warrant for pictorial representations of the Messiah? No, there is not. There are no commands to make pictures of our Lord. In fact such pictures clearly violate the second commandment for a true picture of Jesus should evoke worship in the believer. If a pictorial representation brings thoughts of love, devotion, and praise toward the Son of God, then obviously it is an aid or medium to worship even if people are not bowing down toward the picture. ” Brian Schwertley.

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