Tag: Body of Christ

Division

The apostle Paul ends the book of Romans with a discussion about division in the church.  Those Christians who were brought up with the Jewish traditions were concerned about those Christians who were not following the traditional Jewish religious rules and regulations.  Paul spends…

The Whole Body

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…

A Prayer from Jesus

After Jesus had his final meal with His disciples, He spent a good deal of time summarizing His teaching and promising them the Holy Spirit would join them after He departed.  He then ended His teaching with a prayer which is recorded in John…

Roadmap for Christians

Near the end of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans he listed some of the things Christians should keep in mind as they go through their daily life.  It’s a roadmap for worthy Christian living.  Even though you may already be pointed in…

United in Love 

A common purpose and vision is essential for followers of Jesus Christ to achieve the work of God.  When everyone is moving in a different direction, the body of Christ is disjointed and rendered ineffective.  Together we can accomplish great things in the name…

Learning from the Past

The book of 2 Corinthians was a difficult letter for the apostle Paul to write.  Paul started the church in Corinth and later found in floundering in its mission.  They were essentially dividing into factions led by various leaders all going in different directions…

Step Eleven – Your Place in the Body of Christ

God’s creation is a complex machine of which you are an important part.  As a believer, you are part of the body of Christ and He is the head directing and controlling all the connecting members.  Each of us has a specific role to…