The church is family, but what does that really mean?
Here are ten questions that will help us to really unpack what it means to be a family in the body of Christ.
2- Why was breaking bread together one of the main features of early gatherings?
3- What does it mean to be one in Christ just as the Father and Son are one?
4- Why did the early followers sell their property and give the money to the Apostles?
5- Did all the believers really become one family together the same as a biological family?
6- Did the early believers commit to each other just as much as they committed to the Lord?
7- Can submitting yourself to leaders come before committing to them as family?
8- What is the responsibility of the family of Christ to meet each other's needs?
9- Is it possible to really leave this family without leaving the Lord?
10- What level of commitment should we require from each other and to each other?
Jesus said he did not come to bring peace, but a sword that will divide families apart.
The reason the families are divided is because some family members decide to follow Jesus and some decide against following Jesus.
Jesus said if anyone will leave houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields to follow him, then that person will inherit 100 fold in this life.
What is the fulfillment of this promise if not the body of Christ, the family of Christ?
We do not belong to this world.
Peter said we are strangers or foreigners here.
The church is referred to as the bride of Christ.
Jesus is the Bridegroom.
God is Father of all.
We are all brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, what does it really mean to live as family as the body of Christ?