Jan. 8, 2013
Let the Church be the Church
It never ceases to amaze me that God chose the church to be the practical expression of Jesus Christ on earth. There’s a general sense to the “universal” church as reference to the total of redeemed people throughout all of history, but the emphasis on the Body of Christ in the New Testament is on a local fellowship of believers.
Church is people: people who have received new life from Christ and who share that life with one another, extending that Christ-life to all those around. Even though we are unique individuals, by belonging to a church we belong first to Christ, but also to one another.
The Church Is A Family
Belonging to a local church is like being part of a family. Belonging to a family means much more than sharing a last name. Families share one another’s story; they are committed to each other, for better or sometimes for worse. Families celebrate each others joy & carry one another’s burdens; they participate in family life together; have shared responsibility; are accountable to one another; make joint family decisions, and pass on their heritage to further generations.
Membership in a local church isn’t as simple as having a voice at a family meeting. It’s about being identified with people who not only share a new life in Christ, but who are also living that life out together.
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” -1 Cor. 12:12
News & Events
Our AGM will be on Sunday Jan. 26. All members and non-members are encouraged to attend. If you are not a member of ABC and would like to become a member please speak with Pastor Wayne or someone on the Lead Team. We receive people into membership based on their confession of faith in Christ, having been baptized as a believer, and submission to our Confession of Faith.
- Thursdays 7:30PM: Lifegroup @ Snider’s 2260 Hayden Drive. Mondays
- Mondays 7:00 PM: Ladies Lifegroup @ the church
- Wednesdays: Men’s coffee time 9:30 AM @ the Leaf & Bean
- Sunday Jan. 26: AGM. Breakfast 9:00-9:30 AM. Meeting 9:30-10:30 AM
If you have any announcements to share with the church family please call or email myself or Barb at the church office.
Armstrong Bible Chapel
2145 Rosedale Ave.
Armstrong BC V0E1B1