Maybe it is because he would only teach and w2ould never be lead?! Nah, Jesus was too humble to desire to always be the center of attention.
Maybe it is because He would be doing the books in the office?! I don't think so. He would probably give away the money that the church made(if any one knows where to find a church where they operate the same way that early church's did let me know. No lights, no air, no running water. I would go. I think that church could really do what they were meant to do with tithes).
Or just maybe He would be in the rec hall doing miracles?! Probably not my friend. Jesus main message was not about the miracles.
The choir is singing on key, the pastor speaks and the word rolls off of his tongue in only a way that god could let it. Your arms are raised, everyone is saying amen!You look out of the window to see this man eating with the homeless at a park table. He shares some laughs and then walks to the slide and catches the children at the bottom. His blissful smile is enough to make you want to go outside and play with the children. At that moment the pastor lets out a strong sentence on focusing on God. You realize that you need to pay attention to the message. Where is Jesus? I think you know.
Jesus is not the building, He is not the choir, the pastor, the hymn manual, or the stain glass above the baptism pool. He is not only preaching love but showing it. Jesus wouldn't be in the church because He would be out loving the lost and caring for the needy. If you want to find to Jesus you better start going to where He is. While He is everywhere, in everyone, showing love to all. We are not. We should be. We should be going those places that he went.
To visit the elderly,
Hang out with the homeless,
Write and visit inmates,
Give some one a ride.
To not do these things constitutes a sin. Oh yeah! You didn't know?! Go read Matthew again. See the words in red in the Sermon on the Mount? Read those again. To sin is to go against God. For us not to go ad do these things is a sin. There is no sin credited to you for missing church to go and love your fellow man. Get up out of your pews and go live the life Jesus did. Leave your AC behind to go and be with the undesirable in the most unwanted conditions. Go make children smile! Jesus would not be in the church because there is a big world out there that needs His love and that love should not be confined to a fortress of bricks.