Mobile Church

“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!”

Psalm 150:6

Mobile food trucks are not a fad, they are a creative way to reach people where they are at. What is true about the restaurant industry is also true about the church. Jesus commissioned His church to go into all the world and make disciples. In other words, Jesus wants His church to be mobile, to take the Bread of Life and Living Water to people wherever they might be.

Church then is not so much a place to go as much as it is where you are. After all, we are the body of Christ and it’s our hearts where God seeks to make His home. The bottom line is, we are all ministers of Christ if Christ is Lord of our life. The apostle Paul makes it as clear as anyone ever has when he penned these words, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:16-17).

Everything you and I do today, everywhere we go can be an act of worship on our part, even our breathing. Think about it for a moment. The psalmist declared “let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” We need breath to praise the Lord, as the opposite of breathing is lifelessness. Thats why Isaiah would say, “For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth” (Isaiah 38:18). The book of Psalms reminds us, “For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks?” (Psalm 6:5) and in Psalm 30:9 we read, “What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth?” The point is this, you are alive and because you and I are alive today we can worship God.

Don’t miss your chance to worship the Lord today, loved one. You don’t need any special talent, being alive is all the ability you need. Stay at home moms or dads, students, office workers and first responders, you name the occupation, we all have the same opportunity to worship today. I like how the apostle Paul expressed the thought when he penned the following words in Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Keep that in mind today, “the life that I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God”. Paul recognized that for him church was no longer something he attended on the Sabbath each week. When the apostle Paul became a follower of Christ he realized he became a place of worship as Christ lived in Paul and now Paul was living for Jesus. Paul became a mobile church!

Being a mobile church is what Jesus had in mind when He said, “let your light so shine before men that they see your good works and in turn glorify your father who is in heaven.” Remember, ministry is not something we do, it’s who we are. We are the body of Christ! Every person we meet today is an opportunity for us to be a mobile church and say, “Hi, how can I help you?”

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45


Michael Osthimer





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