God is in the House
Luke7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him
that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house,
and sat down to eat.
If "being a Christian" is only limited to a church building, then Jesus has disappeared out of the life of this person. It was also just like this in the times of Jesus, when He taught in the synagogues, His Word was uncomfortable and they didn’t like to hear it. The churchgoers of these days preferred to remain in their tradition, which gave no life to them at all. Therefore the ministry of Jesus was not just in the synagogue, He also visited the people. Wherever He was, He spoke to them, bringing hope, healing, and love to those, that received His word. Jesus was an example for His disciples, He wanted them to act and live like He did.
They had to learn from Him. If we want to be His disciples, then we have to act, believe and live like Him. An "average person" can’t accomplish this, because you can’t live such a life in your own power. Only such people who walk faithfully and close with the LORD and are obedient to His call and Gospel, can follow His example. John is writing this:
John 1:11-13 He came unto his own, and his own
received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power
to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.
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