The “Church” is not a physical building. You've probably heard that said over and over again. The Church is the body or collection of believers.
In the reading from the past week, the Church is ironically compared to a building; a very special building, a holy temple.
In the Old Testament, God dwelt among His people first in the tabernacle and then later in the temple. The Spirit would come upon individuals for a period of time, but did not dwell in them.
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,t but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God byt the Spirit.
According to this passage, we as believers are joined together as the holy temple of God. God doesn't need a building any more. He has chosen to dwell in His people.
Isn't it amazing first of all that God chooses us as His home and second that we are joined together with such wonderful Christ-followers who have gone before us?
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