Sermon Snippets: 26 August 2018
God created us, individually, with different gifts and abilities to fit into a larger community, the church. Every single one of us has an important role to play in God’s plan and purpose for His world.
God didn’t create us, call us and change us to live as individual Christians doing little individual things.
WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER.
For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many are one body, so also is Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12). The church is the physical representation of Jesus.
In 1960 Martin Luther King said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is 11 o’clock on Sunday morning.” And here we are almost 60 years later and little has changed. We have white churches. Black churches. Latino churches. Rich churches. Poor churches. This shouldn't be.... We are better together.
When you became a Christian, God placed you in the body in order to accomplish His plan and purposes in this world. You might be a hand. You might be a foot. Wherever He placed you and with whatever gifts He has placed in you, you are part of the body!
One of the best things you can do as a Christian is to get involved, using your gifts, playing your part within the body of Christ.
How can you stay connected to the body, the church?
First, serve. Give yourself away. You are a part of the body, use the gifts and abilities that God has given you.
Second, join a CREW. You need other Christians to grow spiritually. Sign-up for a CREW here: https://www.cornerstonect.cc/crews/
Third, be here on Sundays. We need the body. We need the church. Watching a sermon on the computer on listening to one in the car, are fine, but its not church. We were created to worship our God and King in community as part of the body of Christ!