“A single person is sitting at home in front of the TV; a Christian broadcast is on, a sermon is preached, an invitation is given, and the person responds by ‘accepting Christ.’ But the only ‘church’ the person attends is by way of the TV, with no connection to a local body of believers. The question: Is this person saved?
Though entered individually, salvation is seldom if ever thought of simply as a one-on-one relationship with God. While such a relationship is included, to be sure, ‘to be saved’ means especially to be joined to the people of God…God is saving a people for his name, not a miscellaneous, unconnected set of individuals.” [Gordon Fee, Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, pp. 63-64]
God saved us to be a people for his name! Not to do this alone! We are reminded of this in Ephesians 2:21-22 – In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Our being built and joined together is to become a dwelling in which God lives!
Let’s pray that any walls would fall as we are joined in this household of God, and worship to the song, “Never Lost” by Elevation Worship (Click here).