Tuesday, August 14, 2012

One true  Gospel, one body. 1 Corinthians 10:17, John 17:20/21.

1 Corinthians 10:17
"For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread."

The Body of Christ is truly amazing as millions of believers all over the world come together with a common goal of sharing the Gospel. When the church, the body of Christ, is functioning correctly, the world around it is blessed as people are fed, clothed and given the life-changing Truth of God's Word. Unfortunately because of division, worldly pleasures or indifference, the church can lose sight of the lost as well as the One we are serving.
John 17:20-21 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me." NKJV
Before Jesus was arrested, He prayed asking the Father to make all believers one as He and His Father are One. When Christians come together as the body of Christ, we come together with different likes and dislikes, personalities and social statuses. We may even have some secondary doctrinal differences but with all those differences, we have One unifying similarity. We have all been forgiven by a gracious God and we call Jesus Lord. With this as our banner, we can stand in unity as one body for the sake of the lost.
Life Lesson: There is a special relationship between people who are Christians.
Dear Father,
Thank You for the body of Christ. Thank You for loving brothers and sisters who are there to encourage and challenge me in my faith. Lord, I pray that You would help unite us as one so that we can be used in a powerful way to take Your Gospel to all the nations. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee

My Comments:I was listening on the radio today to a Christian program and they were talking about why they believed a certain way about the "rapture" (a word we use for those who will be "caught up with Jesus"). Those discussions and others are all interesting though they should never separate the body. We should however be adamant when it comes to who Jesus is and what the Gospel is and how we are saved and who we can go through to God. We have Jesus's own words and God's to guide us and when God speaks either as the Father or through His Son we are to listen and not argue.

Jesus said He and the Father were one. He said He came to teach us how to worship the Father and even gave a guide on how to pray to the Father and that He is the only one we can go through to go to the Father. We pray to the Father through the Son because that is what God wanted and Jesus paid the price for us.

That is something else we do not argue about. He paid the price so we might live as sons (and of course daughters) of God, of the King. We have become of royal blood and are of the Priesthood line. So much happened when Christ died and took on our sins upon himself, He became sin who knew no sin so we might become justified. Abba, Father may we place our energies in serving You thereby serving others and not being self serving. We thank You Father for all the challenges in our lives and help us to know Your truths and be able to give a good account of what we believe and why based solely on Your word and Your truths. In Jesus' Name. Amen

All who have accepted this gift of Salvation are brothers and sisters with Christ Jesus and will one day be caught up and be one with Him. Oh, blessed day. Come Lord Jesus, Come quickly!
Abba, may we as one body as brothers and sisters of Christ Jesus remove ourselves from arguing and bringing You shame by our behaviors. Keep our words sweet and pure and may our actions bring You praise, glory and honor. May we be angry only when as Jesus in the temple, Your name is desecrated. Thank You Father for the challenges we face and help us to serve in Your name and not be self serving. In Jesus' Name, Amen


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