What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Corinthians 6:19
Every Sunday Morning, the choir director at our church always makes the same opening statement: "Aren't you excited to be in the house of the Lord this morning!" If you want to get on my nerves, that is one way to do it. I hate that phrase because it is not a true statement. The house of the Lord is not a church building. My friend, the house of the Lord is you, if you have placed your faith and trust in Him.
First Corinthians 12:27 says, "Now ye are the body of Christ..." Over a year ago, we had a guest preacher at our church who introduced me to this phrase: "You cannot go to church; you can only be the church." He was exactly right. The church is every person who has ever come to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. So the next time someone tries to welcome you to "the house of God," remember that you are the house of God.