What should the Christian meeting be about? I have been asking myself that question for a long time now. Christianity is utterly and totally Christ and the Christian meeting should be about nothing else but Christ. We gather on no other ground but Christ. We do not gather because that is the way it has been done for generations. We gather because we have been reconstituted and we are the body of Christ. Our gathering is initiated by Christ and he is the purpose and the essence of our gathering.
The aim of our gathering is not to socialize and bond, it is not to appease God and it is not so we could make heaven. The aim of our gathering is that Christ might be unveiled in his glory here on earth. Our gathering is not about performing some religious rituals to appease God and get what we want. Neither is it about preparing to go to heaven. We do not gather so that we could learn how to be holy, we do not gather so we could learn how to prepare or how to make heaven or get healing or be delivered or to manifest certain spiritual gift. But we gather to express Christ and make him visible so that all might see and partake of him. Christ is all we do in our gathering. We talk about Christ, express him and minister him.
Christ is the song we sing, he is the bond that holds us together, he is the love we share, he is the smile on our faces and our laughter is all a product of him. He is our interest, our topic of discussion, our fascination our obsession and our passion. Christ is the reason why we want to meet, we sense Christ in our gathering and we want to enjoy his presence. We want to have Christ minister to us through each member. We are drawn to meet and gather together just like a monkey is drawn to a tree, like a crocodile is drawn to the water and like a bird is drawn to the sky. This meeting is our home because here Christ is unleash to roam freely through his people. Christ is not only the author of the Christian meeting but be is also the beginning and the end of it.