“And Jesus is the head of the body, which is the church” Colossians 1:18 NIV
As we are learning in our Tuesday study, Paul’s favorite analogy of the church is a human body. As part of a body none of us can do what all of us can do. When Jesus commissions his disciples (and us) to be His witness Acts, He wasn’t very specific about who does what, but it was clear Jesus meant for us to work together as One to accomplish God’s purpose for creation.
Max Lucado writes, “I am not his body; you are not his body. We—together—are his body. But this body has been known to misbehave. The brain discounts the heart. Academics discount worshippers. The hands criticize the knees. People of action criticize people of prayer. It is a clear case of mutiny on the body. We cannot say, “I have no need of you.” Cooperation is more than a good idea; it is a command. Unity matters to God. May it matter to us.”
Sunday we will look more at Paul’s understanding of the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12), and hopefully how we are better together, and we all have a part in that body.
Come and see,