Church Begins At Home
Any who have followed my blog you would know that I have stated that church is not a building you go to on Sunday morning. In fact, the word states that the Lord does not dwell in buildings made by human hands.
However, the Most High does not dwell in houses and temples made with hands; as the prophet says,
Heaven [is] My throne, and earth the footstool for My feet. What [kind of] house can you build for Me, says the Lord, or what is the place in which I can rest?
Was it not My hand that made all these things
With that said, I would like to relate a dream that I had 11/20/15 where I was with my family. My son is a single father of 3 so my wife and I help quite a bit with the raising of the children. Now back to the dream. In the dream we were putting together what I will call a 3 D puzzle. I this because of the fact that each of these puzzle pieces were meant to stand vertically. What we were building was a model of a church. It is not the church building that has any significance here but instead it was the fact that it took each one of us putting our piece of the puzzle together in order to form the church. We, and not a building made by human hands, are the church. It is interesting to note that it took all of us to complete the building. No wall was able to stand on its own. It took the support of the other walls, each held by one of the family, to make them stand.
You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone.
In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord].
In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit.
Church begins in the home. How does anybody expect a child to be Christ-like when he does not see it at home. Parents and sometimes Grandparents, as it is in my case, have more time with children than a once a week Sunday school teacher does and therefore have more influence over their development. Do as I say not as I do does not cut it with a child. Behavior is modeled and unfortunately/fortunately copied by the children.