Saturday, January 27, 2007

Family responsibilities

groups of people who have a common goal share an incredibly important characteristic. whether its a family or an army or an athletic team or a music doesn't matter. they are all the same when it comes to meeting the goal. everybody has a role and if they don't do their part, the group will, cannot...function properly. it is no different in the church, the body of christ.

the apostle paul says in his letter to the christians in corinth:

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. Romans 12:3-6

if you are part of the church family, you have a job to do. one that god has gifted you to do. one that you are needed to do. one that has to get done...and if you don't do it, it is going to require someone else to do "double duty" to make sure that its covered.

come on. that's the way it works in the army. that's the way it works on a football team. that's the way it works in the office. that's the way it works in your family. why would it be any different in the church? why?

maybe it's time for you to get busy.

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