Category: A sense of Place

The People of God

If you are a follower of Jesus, then you belong in church.  Part of our salvation is that we are part of the Body of Christ, the church.  A Christian cannot exist outside of that fact.  There is no solitary Christian who goes it alone. Nothing can separate you from being part of God’s church.  Even death cannot separate us from the church. We are part of the church through the ages united in Christ. We belong to the same church as the Apostles.  If you have placed your faith in Christ, you become part of the family. 

A Stubborn Sense of Place: Hebrews 11: 8-16

I imagine that Abraham thought of home, not to go back there, but because it was the only measure he had in his experience from which he could imagine the future. That’s the way we are. We only have our past and it is in terms of the best of those times that we think about the future. How else can we think of heaven except in terms of the past?