The church is found wherever the Holy Spirit has drawn together a few persons who trust Christ for their salvation, worship God in spirit, and have no dealings with the world and the flesh. The members may by necessity be scattered over the surface of the earth and separated by distance and circumstances, but in every true member of the church is the homing instinct and the longing of the sheep for the fold and the shepherd.
Give a few real Christians half a chance and they will get together and organize and plan regular meetings for prayer and worship. In these meetings, they will hear the Scriptures expounded, break bread together in one form or another according to their light, and try as far as possible to spread the saving gospel to the lost world.
Such groups are cells in the Body of Christ, and each one is a true church, a real part of the greater church. It is in and through these cells that the Spirit does His work on earth. Whoever scorns the local church scorns the Body of Christ. The church is still to be reckoned with. “The gates of hell shall not prevail against her.”
A. W. Tozer (Go Tell The Man Who Cares, The Vital Place of the Church)
Whoever scorns the local church scorns the Body of Christ.
The church is still to be reckoned with.
“The gates of hell shall not prevail against her.”