Ever take a look at your life and wish that you could be involved in something big? Something really important? That you have helped to make a real difference? Ronald Reagan once said,
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. The Marines don’t have that problem.
The Marines might not have that problem, but neither does anyone who is a member of the Christian church – no matter how small, unimpressive, or insignificant that church may be when viewed by the world’s standards.
People often speak of “megachurches” (usually meaning that they are very, very large), as if they are somehow much more important than those much smaller churches (micro-churches?). But here’s the thing – every true Christian church (which is defined simply as a church where the Scriptures are truly taught/the gospel is truly preached, the sacraments of baptism & the Lord’s Supper are rightly administered, and church discipline is faithfully exercised) is a mega-church. Why? Because that is where you will really find the Lord Jesus Christ at work. The church is what the Lord Jesus Christ Himself promised to build and defend. That is where Jesus truly changes lives, families, communities, and the world.
In his book, Renewing Your Mind (which is all about the Apostles’ Creed), R.C. Sproul writes,
The church is the most important organization in the world. It is the target of every demonic, hostile attack in the universe. Jesus personally guaranteed that the gates of hell will never prevail against the church. He made no guarantee that the gates of hell would not be unleashed against it, however. (p.184)
Do you want to be a part of something big? If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and are a member of a local church, then you already are a part of something big! You are a part of the most important organization in the world! Yes, even that small, unimpressive, all-too-ordinary one down the street.
So join in the worship, work, and witness of the family of God! It doesn’t get any bigger than that!