All Working Together

School was always interesting for me. One concept that always stood out to me was one that seemed so easy. As a matter of fact, I could see that it applied in almost any area of life, but somehow we managed to apply this concept to the study of mathematics. The concept was brilliant. Simply put, it’s “the whole is equal to the sum of the parts”. What a picture of teamwork that we are given in the concept “the whole is the sum of all its parts”. Paul related the idea to the church in speaking with the Corinthians, saying this:

                “For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free–and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?  But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.  And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.  And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary” (1 Cor 12:12-22).

Paul says that although we are all different we all have a place in the Lord’s church. And the place of each of us is not the same. A football team would not function if every person on it were the quarterback. Someone has to be the running back; someone has to be the kicker. And the body would look awfully funny if every part of it were shaped like a big toe. But we all have a place in the Lords church. Everyone is not a preacher, or Bible class teacher. But everyone has a place, and a function. And Paul makes it clear; that we should not think that we are not part of the body based on our function. Paul says, “And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body?”  You may not be the right bicep of the church here at Logan Martin, but nonetheless your function is still necessary to the function of this congregation. As Paul continues, “No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary”.

There is plenty of work for everyone to do. At last census count Pell City consisted of about 9,600 people strong.  How many of those need to hear the Gospel of Christ? Let me encourage us all to use our time and talents to help the church here at Logan Martin to grow, both spiritually and numerically. What can you do for the church?

 

Ande Z

 

Activities:

Today – Area Wide Devo @ Roebuck Parkway – Leave at 4:00

Tuesday –  Devo @ Ande Z’s  (6:30-9)

March 9-10th – Piedmont Road Youth Day

 

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