That’s it. That’s the confession we gather around: “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” This is the confession, the awareness, the foundation that God builds the Church upon. God commissioned a living, breathing organism called the Church to live out this confession day by day. Jesus is very confident in the Church’s perseverance and power…nothing can stand against it; nothing can deter its purpose from being accomplished.
You are the Church, which Jesus established. You are part of God’s body in the world. Rejoice!
Prayer Thought: Lord, what makes a church a church? First, it is a group of people gathered around Christ, staking their lives on the confession of Jesus as Lord. But then what?