# PARTS // 3-Part Study
SPEAKER // Gavin Adams
"Some assembly required.” Quite possibly the worst three words in the retail language. But what about the church? The apostle Paul calls the church a body, not a building. We constantly hear it’s about a “personal relationship with Jesus.” So, is some assembly required? In this series, we unpack the history of the church gathering, evaluate if gatherings are even necessary, and decide what the church is for.
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED PART 1
BODY OR BUILDING
It’s time to go to school. It’s time to go to practice. It’s time to go to work. And it’s time to go to church. After all, we “go” to these things, right? Well, not exactly. While a church looks like a place, it’s much more than a building. Paul explained that to the first-century church. And we might need a reminder too.
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED PART 2
FUNCTION OR FORM
It’s easy to move away from consistently gathering with other believers. After all, faith is personal. However, we’ve been told to “not give up meeting together.” The key question is “Why?”
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED PART 3
FATHER OR BIG BROTHER
Jesus was the master of creating stories to make important points. In one of his most famous ones, we often embrace the first point but completely miss the second. That’s unfortunate since the second part of the parable concerns us as his church.