This statement has always fascinated me. If you go to any Christian book shop there are dozens of books on how to build your church yet Jesus declared, “I will build my church” so what do we do? He asks that we cooperate with Him and He declares “I give to you the keys of the Kingdom”.
So I guess we need to understand what is Kingdom and what does it look like? It interests me that the church is only mentioned three times in the gospels yet Kingdom is declared nearly two hundred times!
I have come to the conclusion that He builds the church and we cooperate with Him and the community around us is touched. For church is people not the buildings we gather in. Jesus lays out the principals of the Kingdom in what we have come to know as the beatitudes and said such things as, “blessed are the poor”. Jesus teaches us to pray, “Let your Kingdom come let your will be done” and it changes the community around us.