How could one not love the beautiful Bride of Christ? The Church whom He gave his life for on the cruel cross, one in which He practiced self-denial and made it an object of intense concern to preserve the Church, His Bride.
What is LOVE? It is an action word. Can one say "I Love My Church" and do nothing for the Bride of Christ? I think not! For almost 20 years, I have served our Lord, Jesus Christ at my beloved Church, Trinity. I have had the privilege of being a part of a church family that loves our Lord, Jesus Christ. Oh, we have climbed lofty mountains and crossed deep valleys together, holding on to each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, reaching forth to grow in Him and bring others to His saving grace.
My Church is a place to stand strong against the forces of evil, a place to honor God and family, a place to be filled and renewed by the Spirit - where godly men and women gather together to worship the Bridegroom of the Bride. I thank God for worship leaders who share the truth of the Gospel.
I love my Church because it is, and has always been, a kingdom-focused church. A church that exists to transform unbelievers into Christ like believers and to mature these believers into kingdom multipliers of the message of Christ. A church that makes disciples, matures them through spiritual transformation, and multiplies them as kingdom agents through out the world. Trinity is constantly changing in every way except in its nature and functions, praise God. I love my Church because it has what I call a bifocal vision, looking up toward the Lord with reverence, and across the aisle at our family members with understanding and love.
I love my Church because of the ministry that is happening in all ages of the church. Remember, love is an action word; ministry is meeting another person’s need in the name of Jesus, by doing service for people inside the church family and as missions to those outside the church.
How important is love for my Church - the people of Trinity? Take a moment and read I Corinthians 13:1-7. That is my answer!
To God be the glory for great things He has done.