Our physical bodies are amazing! The complexity, and intricacy of God’s marvelous design is beyond our ability to fully comprehend. What diversity of parts: hands, feet, eyes, ears, muscles, brain, nervous system, etc. Yet in all this rich diversity, what great unity in all these parts working together for the proper life and functioning of the body. How overwhelming is the wonder of God’s sovereign design!
And how significant that God should use our physical bodies to illustrate the diversity and unity that believers share in the church…the body of Christ! Rom. 12:1-8, 1 Cor. 12:1-31, and Eph. 4:1-16 are key passages that speak to this. Every believer is a uniquely fashioned part of the body of Christ. And each is to minister according to how we’ve been gifted by God – for the good of the whole body, and for the spread of the gospel.
This past Lord’s Day, we saw from Acts 6:1-7 how the early church grew in their understanding of the diverse gifting and calling of believers. They likewise grew in understanding how the whole body is to work together in harmonious cooperation for the sake of the spreading of the Gospel; the proclamation of God’s word.
Beloved, how thankful we should be to see this type of “body life” occurring and increasing among us at RCG. And how humble, prayerful, and devoted we should be in continuing to do our part, ministering to each other in the love and truth of Jesus (see Eph. 4:11-16). What a great privilege and responsibility God has given us in walking together with Him in this local church.
Because He lives, and is returning,