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Can we call ourselves "church"?
That's a good question to ponder.
Jesus said that He would build His church (Matthew 16:18). Just what was it that He promised to build?
Many people use the term “church” to refer to the place where Christians gather or the meetings that are held in that place. We’ve all heard people say things like they’re “going to church” or their “church seats 500 people” or “church was good this morning.” We usually understand what they mean.
But, interestingly, the New Testament use of the word “church” has nothing to do with buildings or the meetings that go on in those buildings. In fact, the earliest church didn’t have any formal buildings. It was a movement of believers who met in homes or wherever they happened to be in order to celebrate the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
We call ourselves Westside Bible Fellowship. It may come as a surprise to some to learn that it hasn’t always been this way . . . . .