THE ARCHITECT OF THE CHURCH
God is the architect of the Church. We must recognize that the Church was determined in the mind of God before the foundation of the world; before man and woman (Ephesians 1:9, 3:10,11). God being the architect of the Church has the one and only true pattern, plan and blueprint for His Church. The very idea of this glorious instrument in His hands was His idea. This is not something that man thought or conceived. It must be remembered that God had the idea of the Church. we must concede to what God has designed. The Church is not the ingenuity Church is essentially never an event, it is a lifestyle; people sharing their lives 24/7 in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The concept and understanding of this instrument of our Almighty God must be understood in the mind of every believer and follower of the cross of Christ. Let's consider the meaning and usage of the word "church". The word church comes from the Greek word "ekklesia". The meaning in simple form means, "the called out ones."
"Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself
as the chief cornerstone."
(Ephesians 2:20) NIV
THE EARLY CHURCH
Everyday they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people, and the Lord added to their number daily those that were being saved (Acts 2:46-47).
THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH