So you’re part of CORF. Whether you’ve been coming since the inception of the church or you’ve recently joined, or maybe thanks to COVID-19 you’re now a faithful follower of this church on different social media platforms available, I have a question for you, why CORF? Have you ever seriously consider this question? Why this particular church out of hundreds within driving distance? What is your idea of a church or better yet, what criteria, principals or standard went into your decision to join one church over another? There is a level of attraction that comes to play in our consideration on what church to join. Maybe it is the style of music used for worship? For you maybe it is the size of the church. For some of us, we are part of CORF not just because of the sound preaching of God’s word, but also because of the one doing the preaching. For others it is because of the friendship and quality times they spend with brothers and sisters within the congregation. I would be remiss if I were not to mention the goosebumps. Yes, you got it right, goosebumps from excitement. Willingly or not this is actually how some of us ended up in churches. As soon as they showed up we knew that this was where we belonged. And for those who really want to be spiritual, the answer is simply, “well, God led me here.”
In this week’s sermon, Pastor Abie Kulynych and David Mengi encourage us to consider two descriptions of the church that we pray would change radically our understanding of the church: we are marked and we are one body. The way we live and what we do within the local church and outside of our place of worship matters greatly and we believe that a sound and profound understanding of the church as biblically described will enrich our walk with Christ in this new year.