The Church Song: We are the Church by Jay Beech Band

Saturday July 27th, Luke 10: 41 "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."  At what point does “church” become work?  At what point does it cease to be fun?  I remember picking up some brewing supplies one day and listening to the lady who ran the store after a phone call. The lady at the store just got off the phone with someone who was all in a tizzy about how to do things absolutely correctly and her comment was, wow, when you get that stressed out over a hobby you need a different hobby.  Not that religion is or should be a hobby, but at what point do committees and programs operate for the sake of committees and programs instead of ministry?  At what point do we stress out so much over doing church that we forget to be the church, the body of Christ?  Whatever you do in church, don’t just “do” church, be church.  Worship is a must in our lives, we need it, it is a gift from God.  When you do church, I would recommend a song by the Jay Beech Band Called; “The Church Song.”  The words and link are as follows:
The Church Song

We are the Church,
   the body of our Lord;
We are all God's children,
   we have been restored.

The Church is not a building
   where people go to pray;
It's not made out of sticks and stones,
  it's not made out of clay.


You can go to worship
   but you cannot go to Church;
You can't find a building that's alive
   no matter how you search.


The Church is not a business,
   a committee, or a board;
It's not a corporation
   for the business of the Lord.


The Church, it is the people,
   living out their lives
Called, enlightened, sanctified
   for the work of Jesus Christ.


Text and music by Jay Beech, ©1988.


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