The Church is the Body of Christ
We can sometimes feel that we just want Jesus to return. We need him here with us. But friends, He is here with us. He is within our hearts. And each of us, as the church, are a part of Him. We are His hands, His feet, His mouth, etc. – 1 Corinthians 12:27
How God Confirms His Message
It amazes me when God verifies His message to us from various unconnected sources at the same time. It tells me this is something serious to think about.
So Mike and I watched all three God’s Not Dead movies this week. We didn’t even realize there was a third, but that’s the one that got my attention. After seeing the movies, I sat down to do my daily study of the 7 Feasts of Israel. And the same message was brought out to me again.
What struck me is this…
We, the Church, are not just the temple of God, where He lives but we are the Body of Christ. That means we are His hands and feet. Others see Christ through our actions. So the question is... Are we allowing Christ to love and comfort others through us? Are we being Jesus to others? It’s something to think about.
We want to hold on to the “stuff” we have. We want to hold on to our own rights. But this wasn’t the way of Jesus. He gave it all up for us. And we should be willing to give it all up for Him.
The third confirmation was in a sermon.
What is your greatest treasure?
Where your treasure is, there your heart is also.Matthew 6:21
Where is your treasure? Are we storing up treasures in heaven or here on earth? You know, if we have treasures here on earth, they will not last. Treasures on earth will burn up. They will not be of value when we stand before God. The treasures that are stored in heaven are our actions – living like Jesus – Serving others. Those are the things that will last eternally.
Let’s Start Being Jesus.
We need to get our hands dirty. It’s not necessarily, getting our government to do these things.
- Devote yourself to good works – Titus 3:14
- Hospitality – Romans 12:1
- Be compassionate and kind – Colossians 3:12
- Treating others better than ourselves – Philippians 2
- Bear with One another and forgive – Ephesians 4:32
- Do not without good from others, when it is in your power to do it. – Proverbs 3:27
Thees are just a few of the things we can do to “be Jesus”. These are the things that will last.
P.S. Matthew West Sings – Do Something
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