Rock the Block

Church is still open

For the past two Sundays we have taken the church outside the four walls. Our small community has been on the governors watchlist for the past few weeks and we are not allowed to meet inside the church building. But this is not stopping us! We are still gathering to fellowship and lift up the name of Jesus. These are two things that we are called to do.

Hebrews 10:25 tells us to "not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near." At the very beginning of the church we find that the church gathered quite often. Paul tells us that the early church "were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer" (Acts 2:42). Not less church, but more church.

Secondly, as we gather we are to lift up the name of Christ. This is the why behind our fellowship. There is something about gathering together and corporately worshipping Jesus. When we worship together it is a witness of Christ to the community around us. Going back to the beginning of the church in Acts 2 "they were all together in one place" and the POWER of God showed up. People who were on the outside seen God moving and began to ask questions. These questions ultimately lead to Christ as the Apostles began to share the Gospel with them. The result? They "were pierced to the heart" (Acts 2:37) and about three thousand souls were saved (Acts 2:41)!

The church will continue. The church will not be stop nor will it close down. The Gospel message of Jesus Christ will continue to flow into the streets of Corning, CA and beyond. 

James Turnes

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