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Being Church As Family by Molong Nacua
March 28, 2011, 1:49 am
Filed under: 1- Discovering Organic Church Life Testimony

Here is a note from facebook that my brother Molong posted. I loved this post and think it speaks to the idea of how the body of Christ reflects being the family of God. The Lord is pleased when He sees His Bride living and loving together by His life. May we learn to do so.
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We encourage each extended family to live close to each other. Being church may change not only the way we live but also WHERE we live. It takes a commitment to do this, a commitment to love and care for each other deeply. The early church didn’t just live ‘from house to house’ simply because they liked each other. Living together is their ‘default’ system.

So, we ate together, drink coffee or tea together, play together, do gardening together, do market together, do laundry together, pray together-sing together-laugh together- doing things together. It is organic-church-life, it is JESUS-LIFE-TOGETHER. This does not make you busy at all for the hours that you spent to do market, etc together is the same as other saints.

We don’t do meetings but we meet a lot. We don’t do ‘scheduled’ meetings but meet ‘spontaneously’ instead. How can you plan a schedule to meet when you just live next door? So, we don’t do ‘prayer meetings’ but we pray a lot! We don’t do ‘Bible Study Meetings’ but we discuss the Bible a lot – while we do gardening, laundry, walking, playing or having coffee.

Everyday we meet over coffee or a meal. Everyday, just as the early church. We help one another, we buy meds for each other, we pay bills to each other, we buy rice for each other. We don’t have ‘Christian neighbors’ but we are FAMILY. We don’t sponsor a brother or a sister to school, we HELP them. We treated one another as our own family members. It is not about ‘pastoring a member’ as you see in modern churches but it is FATHERING AND MOTHERING YOUR NEXT GENERATION as your own ‘children in the Lord.’
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Find out more about Molong and how he and the other brothers and sisters in the Philippines are learning to live and love by Christ’s life at his blog: http://molongnacua.wordpress.com/

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Amen Brother Molong, my heart hungers for the real fellowship of the body of believers where we could live in close proximity to other believers and actually live our lives together and help one another. But as we see it in American Christianity everyone meets once a week in most cases and then goes on to live their lives alone for the rest of the week.

There are some who get more involved in their churches and those seem to have a more closer connection, but I still believe it misses the whole point of being a light to those close around you.

I was just painting my house the other day and I got a comment from a neighbor about how much I would charge him to paint his home, and my response was that it was not something I did as a living but was only doing mine to save me the money of paying someone else.

I then thought of this, why could we not both help one another, or for that matter, why couldn’t the whole neighboring area help one another with all the skills each of us has, and why couldn’t we do it without charging one another?

The problem is that everyone wants to make something off one another instead of helping one another, and unfortunately this seems to be the sad state of the body of Christ in these days, especially the mega churches that sometimes claim to do so much good, but then If you are not a “tithing member” of their church they will not help you at all if you have a need.

So for me to hear this type of fellowship among the believers brings me great joy and hope.

And by the way, I believe I will go ahead and help my neighbor with painting his home, that is if he wants to, because he could possibly have no desire to do it himself, but be looking to pay someone?

Blessings

Comment by Andy Soto

ThATS THE world needs brother. .you SHALL love ur neighbour as urself. . Godly principle. . keep up the good work bro. .

Comment by ED palmes




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