The Structure of the Church is Family: Is it time to get back to it?

In the book of Matthew, it details an account that Jesus had with those who would often be considered His family while Jesus was ministering to others in a house. Picture this: a crowded house, Jesus sitting at a table, surrounded by attentive onlookers; then, a knock at the door. When the door opens, standing there was Jesus’ mother and brother asking for him. When Jesus was told who was waiting for Him outside, He simply replied as Matthew 12:48-50 states,“Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

When we see others, regardless of race or ethnicity, that is our family; those are our brothers and sisters. If we only consider family what the world considers family, we will miss those that Jesus considers family. If the concept of family is painful to us, Jesus can deliver us and free us from that reality. Continue Reading…

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