Jesus Loves All

SEPTEMBER 16, 2022      |    When you think of church, what comes to mind? Perhaps a building or a religious organization? Nelson’s Bible Dictionary describes church as “a local assembly of believers as well as the redeemed of all the ages who follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. When the church general is implied, ‘church’ refers to all who follow Christ, without respect to locality or time…it will not be complete until after the judgment, and the assembly of all the redeemed in one place will become a reality only after the return of Christ.” The church is not a building, nor is it known by a particular name. God’s people make up the body of Christ. Whether you belong to a small church or a large church makes no difference to God. God loves His entire church regardless of size. Whether your church gathers in an epic building, a room at the YMCA, or a prison cell, it doesn’t matter. God loves all His people regardless of where they meet. Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34 NIV). Don’t judge or look down on others because they don’t attend the same church “building” that you do. Remember, God loves all of His people no matter which church they attend.

Jesus Loves All

Let love of the brothers and sisters continue. –Hebrews 13:1 NASB

Let love of the brothers and sisters continue. –Hebrews 13:1 NASB

When you think of church, what comes to mind? Perhaps a building or a religious organization? Nelson’s Bible Dictionary describes church as “a local assembly of believers as well as the redeemed of all the ages who follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

When the church general is implied, ‘church’ refers to all who follow Christ, without respect to locality or time…it will not be complete until after the judgment, and the assembly of all the redeemed in one place will become a reality only after the return of Christ.” The church is not a building, nor is it known by a particular name. God’s people make up the body of Christ. Whether you belong to a small church or a large church makes no difference to God. God loves His entire church regardless of size.

Whether your church gathers in an epic building, a room at the YMCA, or a prison cell, it doesn’t matter. God loves all His people regardless of where they meet. Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34 NIV). Don’t judge or look down on others because they don’t attend the same church “building” that you do. Remember, God loves all of His people no matter which church
they attend.

Let God know how grateful you are that He chose and adopted you into His family of believers.

Tell Jesus how excited you are about the great assembly that will take place after His return for His bride, the church.

Barbara Alpert
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