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September 2014

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Brethren, Assemble (2)
'In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.' Romans 12:5 NIV

Yesterday was all about what happens when Christians work together. Wonderful stuff. Now. How? How do we work together? How do we do unity? Paul has some great advice in Romans. He compares the Church to the human body. He writes: ‘...since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others. God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you.’ (Romans 12:5–6 NLT) One good way to work together with the church around you is to do exactly that: to find out from God what role He has made you to fulfil, and then fulfil it. After all, He created the overall plan. He’s created everyone around you to fit together, kind of like a jigsaw. If every piece chooses to be the right shape, the overall picture will come together, no problems. And, with a God–designed team around you, you have no reason to be nervous of taking up your part in things. You can step up to your place in the knowledge that the guys and girls around you are commissioned by the same, unshakable God.

SoulFood: Josh 8:30-10:43; Luke 19:28-40; Ps 103:13-22; Pro 23:1-3

word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia. 2014 UCB International Ltd

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