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Significance of the Church as the Body of Christ

Significance of the Church as the Body of Christ

This module/week, you have been studying the significance of the church as the body of Christ. In
chapter 9 of Core Christianity, you read about what the church is supposed to look like within society.
Some people have said that Christians, both individually and corporately, are not an accurate
representation of Christ. On page 108 of Core Christianity, Elmer Towns asks the questions, �What is it
about local churches that so many misunderstand Christianity? What can churches do to become a better
reflection of Christianity?� Then, he provides a brief answer to these questions on page 109. Keeping
this context in mind, respond to the following prompt: Provide 2 or 3 specific and practical steps
Christians can take to help the church to reflect Christ better within their community/culture. Explain why
you think the steps you have provided will help to change the perception of the church within society.

Include at least 2 quotes from your assigned reading to support your points.

Significance of the Church as the Body of Christ

There are several steps that Christians can take to help the church reflect Christ better in
their community and/or culture. For the church to reflect Christ, it is important that people in the
church are focused on Christ. Christians should direct all their focus on Jesus Christ and not on
church leaders, pastors or any elders of the church; this is mentioned in Chapter Nine of Elmer
Towns’ Core of Christianity. This way, the light that Christ cast on Christian believers can be
reflected to the people who are outside the church.
In essence, “every Christian believer should join a local church – the body of Christ – and
become a member” (Towns, 2007). The word church as used by Elmer Towns essentially
suggests the “notion of a unique community that commits itself to serving The Almighty God
and to serving one another” (Towns, 2007). As such, Christians should also form a unique
community which is really dedicated to serving God as well as to serving one another. This
actual earthly community would be reflective of a heavenly community that is comprised of all
believers. “Every believer in this universal church will enjoy oneness with Christ” (Towns,
2007). Christ’s power is reflected when Christians engage actively in the example He set with
His own life. The third step is that Christians in the local church should revive, renew, and repent
as Towns (2007) suggested in p.109 of his book Core Christianity. They can use Philippians 2:3-
16 to guide them in this.
These steps will help to change the perception of the church within society in that the
church would be seen the way it should actually be seen, that is, as a body of Christ wherein
every believer is totally devoted to serving and worshiping the almighty God, as well as serving
one another. Christians would also be seen as people whose actions actually reflect Jesus Christ;
they would be seen as righteous and Christ-like people.



Duvall, J. S. (2009). Journey into God’s Word: Your Guide to Understanding and Applying the
Bible. Boston, MA: AMG Publishers.
Towns, L. (2007). Core Christianity: What Is Christianity All About? Crescent City, CA: AMG

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