We should consider that of the one hundred and fifteen times the word “church” is mentioned in the New Testament, ninety times it refers to a local congregation of baptized believers covenanted together as the Body of Christ. Jesus is the foundation of this church, and every other New Testament church.
The church is referred to as “the Body of Christ” of Jesus Christ is shown as stated: “And he is the head of the body, the church, with church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have preeminence,” (I Cor. 1:18), the church is also shown as the dwelling place for God. The Holy Spirit indwells permanently each Christian and the corporate body of Christians in the church.The Greek word for “church” is “ekklesia.” It means, “A group of people called from their homes or places of business to assemble together.”
The church is spiritual if her members are spiritual. The church is evangelistic if her members are soul winners. There can be no distinction between the church and those who compose the church. However, truly the church was instituted by Jesus Christ to be a militant spiritual power to change the hearts of unregenerate people. Every church should be a lighthouse that has a deep and constant concern for the welfare of others. It is spiritual place that would have unselfish devotion of the best interest for the community, city, and nation. The church should have a love that has a readiness to serve another with no thought of personal profit. Prudently speaking we would say that Christians would love the church as Jesus Christ does. Church people must be less concerned of checking the perfection of another and concentrate on showing love for people’s souls. Pray for them and God will help them!
Rev 3:12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” KJV