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June 2, 2015, 1:48 PM

Each part does its work...

"From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." - Ephesians 4:16 (NIV)

This portion of Scripture speaks to the true of cooperation; cooperation among Christians and cooperation among churches.  In the works previous to what we see here, Paul had told the Ephesians how important the different roles of the apostles, the preachers, teachers, etc. were in order to bring believers into unity.  The emphasis is not on the roles but on the idea of unity.  Why would I say this, because context speaks of the "unity of faith in Christ" and that "Christ is the head of the body", not that any one role is important.  In fact, it is summed up very well in verse 16 by saying that "each part does its work." 

While I understand completely that this Scripture is talking about Christians, let's extend it out to churches as well.  Imagine if any one church saw themselves as more important than the other OR any less important than the other.  Each church is a part of the body and should be doing their part; "each part does its work."  That means that each church should realize how important they are and how important the other churches are; using each other as allies not competition.  As God's word says, "every SUPPORTING ligament."  Isn't that appropriate.

Recently, I met with some of the other churches in our community and asked them to help promote each others' events, including Vacation Bible School.  So far, these are the ones I have;

First United Methodist Church: June 6th

Myrtle Springs Baptist Church:  June 22nd - 26th

FBC Hooks: June 29th - July 3rd

Please support each of these and the efforts made in this community to make Christ a priority.  This must be a team effort.  God will bless this community as we work together for His kingdom.

In Christ,

Bro. Grant

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