How do we handle the ingredients for building a healthy church?
Matthew 16:18 (NKJV) And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
In the Old Testament we don’t see any Hebrew words that could be translated into church, the closest words we can find in the OT are Assembly and Congregation which were related to Israel, however in the New Testament, the word church translated from Greek: Ekklesia appears about 114 times.
As Christians, we actually need to understand the meaning of the word “church” as it’s there are lots of miss concepts about what the church is all about. For a better visualization, let’s make a parallel between running the church & working with a MATLAB graphic. (Matrix-Laboratory) Building the church using MATLAB graphic is the act of running the church in two different “axes” producing a common result.