Ekklesia (or ecclesia) is commonly translated as “church” (a gathering) in the New Testament. For example, Acts 11:26 says, “Barnabas and Saul met with the church (ekklesia) in Antioch.” In 1 Corinthians 15:9, Paul says that he had, “persecuted the church (ekklesia) of God.” The “called -out assembly” is a congregation of believers whom God has called out of the world and “into His wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).
What church is not:
- a social club
- a place to simply be encouraged
- about America, patriotism, or political agendas
- about evangelism (inside)
What the church is:
- a gathering of believers
- a place to worship and glorify God
- about The Great Commission (evangelism outside)
- Spirit-filled and powerful
- a place to hold one another accountable
- a place to encourage one another and work together
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:23-25
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6131 Frye bridge Road, Clemmons, NC 27012