Sunday, October 17 NL | BR

You will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. – 1 Timothy 3:15

The apostle Paul talks to and teaches Timothy how to behave as an evangelist and pastor in the house of God, the church. We should behave well in church, because you come into the presence of the living God, the Creator of heaven and earth. Many do not realize this and do not know what the Church really is.

Come prepared

People prepare well when they are invited to visit a king, unless they have no respect for him. It is the same with the church. Many do not understand what going to church means. They say: ‘it doesn’t matter what I look like when I go to church.’ But you would not say that if you were to go to see the king or queen, would you? It is good to consider in advance how to behave towards the brothers and sisters, towards the leaders and towards the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Church is an assembly of believers who know, believe and preserve the truth and also obey it. They are people who have an eternal goal. That is the Church of the living God, and the Holy Spirit is present there.

The Church is not a group of theologians who only come together to explain and defend their dogmas or teachings. Many go to church as if it were a social club where you can go for bingo or chess. The Church consists of people who are born again. They are filled with the Holy Spirit.

The true Church

The true Church of Jesus Christ lives! She is not dead or outdated. The Church of Jesus Christ is a place of worship. It is not a place for different rituals and ceremonies. You cannot worship God with all kinds of fuss; He must be worshipped in spirit and in truth.

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