Years ago, while at the office (which is detached from the main facility) I mentioned needing to go up to the church. Tony Gibbs quickly corrected me… and I’ve never looked at “church” quite the same since. He asked, “The what is up there?” gulp. He was right. The church was nowhere in sight.
The church was at home taking care of little ones; at work delivering mail, engineering tires, styling hair; sitting in line at Starbucks, and peeling out of school parking lots (no comment.) The only thing standing a few hundred yards from the CRCC office was a facility made of cement, siding, and very thin interior walls (just ask our Adult Bible Study! ha…)
After a verbal spanking in 1 Corinthians 3, Paul tells the Corinth church…
WE are the building — not the other way around. Thanks for the great reminder Tony!