About GOD without Walls Ministries
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. 20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
-Ephesians 3:14-21 NASB
The concept for a church without walls comes from two fundamental truths and beliefs: God’s love for God’s creation, that includes humans, and the power of God’s word to heal. Let me say that a church without walls does not mean that I am advocating ending what we think of as the traditional church. I even attend traditional church services. I am not even considering starting a different church or religious denomination. What I am promoting are the two essential truths for those who may or may not attend traditional church need to know. As Ephesians 3:20 so eloquently illustrates, God can do exceedingly more than we can think or imagine and can’t be constrained by a church building.
Ephesians 3:14-20 expresses God’s incomprehensible love for us because our minds cannot think or imagine the breadth, length, height and depth of this love. How do we even begin to understand this love, God who is always seeking us, shows us this love of Christ through God’s Holy Spirit. Yes, this means I am an unapologetic Trinitarian in my beliefs, but it doesn’t mean that I am shutting the beliefs of others out. Remember, God is not constrained by any church building. The church spoken of in Ephesians 3:21 is the Universal Church or God’s kingdom – a church not confined by walls.
Mark 2:16-17, to me, represents the other fundamental truth of God’s word as a healer. Jesus was having dinner with people that were considered unsavory. “16 When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, “Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 And hearing this, Jesus *said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” I see myself as one of those who is sick and in need of a physician. I am a sinner saved by God’s grace. Grace is a pseudonym for God’s undeserving love for me. This healing process is a lifetime event. I will be asking God for a lot of forgiveness. I will also be asking my neighbor for forgiveness.
This is what I pray that the words written on a weekly basis and spoken twice a month at www.RevConstance.com will convey no matter your faith or faith level. This is the community that I want us to build. I will make my disclaimer right now, I don’t know everything and will not pretend to know everything. Above all, I am not perfect because I have the title reverend in front of my name. The Bible like our lives has some difficult passages, both of which I pray God’s Holy Spirit will allow me to expound upon.