From the Pastor:
“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let each exercise them accordingly:” Romans 12:4-6a
My left hand is a member of my body. So is my right hand. The right hand cannot direct the left hand and vice versa. But both hands can receive instruction from the head. If one hand is connected to the head and the other hand is connected to the head, then it simply follows that our hands are going to submit one to another. They’re not going to fight one another.
It’s the same way in the Body of Christ—the church. Who is the head of the body? The Lord Jesus Christ. Who are the members of the body? You and I. God put us in the church together that we might have a spirit of submission in the fear of the Lord. Therefore none of us are free to do whatever we want, we must work together, controlled and guided by the head - Jesus Christ our Lord.
In our New Members class we are discussing the church and how we work together to the glory of God. I want to remind all of us to listen to the Spirit and use the gifts God has given you to honor and glorify Him. This means that every one of us should be actively serving and ministering in Jesus’ name. There is no time to waste or wait – ask the Lord where you can serve and do it today! Jesus is coming soon!