19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into ea holy temple in the Lord, 22 fin whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
The New King James Version. (1982). (Eph 2:19–22). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
I was in my second year at the Salt Lake City Mission. I had just finished phase one of their discipleship program and was a mentor. I had just read these verses and was lying on my bed meditating on them. With my eyes closed there appeared a wall of stones before me. As I got closer to the wall I saw names written on the stones.
God was showing me that the church is not the building where the people gather to worship together but that we are the church. He lives in us and not a building made by the hands of man. We were created by Him and He lives in us. There really is no denomination, just us and His Word, Jesus Christ. Where two or more are gathered in His name, He is there. Buildings don’t matter, it is the condition of our hearts.
Jesus is the Head, the Cornerstone and the Foundation of the church. His Spirit is what I consider the mortar binding us together.