Saturday, October 9, 2010

We Need Each other

But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 1 Corinthians 12:20

The church in Corinth seemed to have all of the spiritual gifts in operation. Yet they were not using those gifts in unity. Some who had the more prominent gifts in the congregation were overestimating their gifts, and underestimating the need for other gifts. When this attitude begins to arise, it creates rivalries. It fosters an independent spirit that can lead to division from others. The Apostle Paul shared with the Corinthians that they were to function like a human body. With the understanding that each part is necessary to the entire body.
Just like a part of your physical body cannot say to another part of your physical body, " I don’t need you. Your not wanted here." To your arm you cannot say, " I have been dragging you around for years, I am turning you lose." If you did that you would be crippled in one sense. The Church becomes crippled when we operate this way as well. The truth is we need each other. When every person is doing there share great things are accomplished. When all the churches are preaching and teaching the Word of God, entire communities are transformed. No member, pastor, congregation is to be an island unto itself. We need Jesus and we need one another.