Alamo Heights Christian Church
Thursday, April 27, 2017
From the Pastor’s Corner .. .. ..
Rev. Ed Palow
THE CHURCH We often say “We are on our way to church” This implies that “church” is a location or a building. The Church is the people who meet at that building or even out in the parking lot. Acts chapter 2 tells of the birth of the church with about 3,000 new members but no building. See Hebrews 10:25 (tells us to meet together) When the Apostle Peter declared that Jesus was the Christ, the son of the living God, Jesus responded with “upon this rock will I build my church. All people of all time that believe Jesus is the Son of God are members of this church universal. A local church body is those Christians that assemble together. The local church meets to: worship God, Pray and encourage each other in our Christian walk, to be in fellowship with our Christian friends, learn and receive Communion. The purpose of the church is to minister to believers and to unbelievers also. The “Great Commission of Jesus’ to His disciples as found in Matthew 28:19&20 and Matthew 25:31…….tells the Christians what Christ expects of us as part of the church. Alamo Heights Christian Church is busy doing this. We have worship, fellowship, Bible study, communion (as in the Eucharist) visit the sick, has a fabulous food pantry, and now Kairos Prison Ministry. All members of our local church are a family. Siblings love each other but are not perfect (YET). Let us rejoice in our strengths and work on our lesser strengths for the good of humankind but more so for Jesus our lord.