"And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit." NIV
"In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." KJV
What comes to our minds when we think about God's church? Do we think about the place we go to worship regularly? The building we attended when we were children? Do we envision our denomination that has given us our doctrines and beliefs? It may come as a surprise to many that God's church does not consist of a particular building, congregation, denomination, or specific group of people who believe they have the real truth. The true Bride of Christ, God's Church is unified not by any of the above things, but it is unified by hearts that believe by faith Jesus Christ is the Saviour of our sins and if we repent of our sin and commit our lives to Him by faith, He will bring us into His Church. There is no earthly church, denomination, or group that can get us to eternal life. Christ's bride consisted of people from every nation, every race, and every denomination.
Heavenly Father, please help us to let go of our prejudices against those who have different ways, different worship styles, and different denominations. Help us to understand that faith in the saving grace of Jesus Christ is what makes us a part of God's Church. We ask this in Jesus' name, Amen.