Church · Fellowship · Weird

it’s just weird…

weird adjective… 1: of, relating to, or caused by… the supernatural… 2: of strange or extraordinary character…

–Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th Ed.)

Church… it’s just weird…

Fellowship with Father God… through Jesus… by way of the Holy Spirit…

Flesh filled with Divine… communing with the Unseen…

Weird…

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

1Corinthians 3:16 NIV

Fellowship with His people…

Unity in diversity… established by His grace and Spirit… people who would otherwise never be connected…

Weird…

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not participation in the blood of Christ? The bread we break, is it not participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

1Corinthians 10:16-17 ESV

Fellowship in suffering…

Calls to fast… pray… endure… wait… for the building of His Kingdom…

Weird…

Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Romans 8:17 NIV

Fellowship… sharing… participation… the heart of church…

And well… it’s just weird…

There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to one hope that belongs to your call — one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Ephesians 4:4-7 ESV

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