Faith Isn’t About Just Jesus and Me

Ephesians 4:16b, “The whole body is held and joined together by every supporting ligament…as each part does its work.”

We have a deep obligation to one another. Everyone in the Church must do their part.  Each has a calling and gifts to use for the body to work.

This runs against the grain of our culture’s individualism and the Church’s over-emphasis on a “personal” relationship with Christ. A relationship with Christ is important but the Bible doesn’t teach that faith is just about Jesus and me. We are a part of the body of Christ!  We are His presence now on earth as His Spirit lives within us and among us (Ephesians 2:22).

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One thought on “Faith Isn’t About Just Jesus and Me

  1. Just finished traveling in Indiana and sharing this same message! I love the way Paul uses our physical bodies as a metaphor to illustrate how God has designed the Church–the body of Christ–to be interdependent (1 Corinthians 12). It’s a much more compelling vision than a hand or a foot or an ear or an eye just flopping around on its own trying to do the job of the whole body!

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