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Learning from Jesus about church

From the April 1, 1985 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

What can we learn from Christ Jesus, the master Christian, about church? What did he teach that is helpful to us today as church members? Or, if we are hesitant about committing ourselves to church membership, what is there in the teachings of Jesus that might encourage us to make this important decision? Interestingly enough, we have only a few specific words about church from Christ Jesus. When he asked his disciples who they believed him to be, Peter answered: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.