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Somebody Loves You - May 28, 2018

  • 2018 May 28

MONDAY May 28, 2018

We Are Members of Each Other

For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into  one Spirit.  For in fact the body is not one member but many.
1 Corinthians 12:13-14

In the body of Christ, there are many members, but we are all a part of one body. We do not operate individually. Calvary Chapel is not the only church being used by the Lord; that is why there is diversity––God is on the throne. In fact, God is using many different non-denominal Christian churches.  We are only one speck of what Christ has been building.

The body of Christ is not only in Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar, but the body of Jesus Christ is in every part of the world. Christian churches are one with us––in Jesus Christ. The body of Christ is much bigger that we think.

The body of Christ is like the human body, which has: eyes, hands, feet and toes, all working together as one. Ephesians 4:4-6 explains how we work together in oneness of faith:

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

In the Church, the Holy Spirit unifies the body of Christ. There is oneness of fellowship with other Christian denominations. The Word of God teaches us that we have oneness of faith and a oneness of fellowship: And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers (Acts 2:42). It does not matter if you travel around the world to other churches; we are one with other believers––instantly.  

The Church isn’t just a particular building or congregation but the spiritual fellowship of all who belong to Jesus Christ. If we belong to Christ, we also belong to each other.
~ Billy Graham~

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