A Better Church

A Better Church

In I Corinthians 12, the body of Christ is likened to the physical body.  From the physical standpoint we understand the importance of each member of our body.  In the same way, and even to a far greater extent, each member of the body of Christ is of great importance.  In verses 25 and 26, Paul tells us how each member of the body of Christ is to feel about one another.  Listen, “. . .there should be no schism (division) in the body; but the members should have the same care one for another.  And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.”  If we would only practice what these verses teach, think how much better the church would be.

Without exception, the body of Christ is a group of people who really care about one another.  Think, “the members . . . have the same care one for another.”  When a member is sick or in sorrow or has some problem, we care.  When good things happen to a member, we rejoice and are grateful for it.  We are the family of God.  When you have every member of the church suffering with those that suffer and rejoicing with those who rejoice you will have a great church.  Paul put it this way in Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.”

I sincerely hope you will make a special effort to have this kind of love in your heart.  If you want the church to be better, then care.  It’s just that simple.  Paul told the brethren at Thessalonica, “So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us” (I Thessalonians 2:8).  May all of us be dear one to another.  This will make a better church.

Ken Tyler


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