Crutches

Posted: June 25, 2015 in thought to ponder
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Imagine if your left leg isn’t working. For some reason, it’s paralyzed and it isn’t functioning at all. That leg that is non-functional (or paralyzed) forces the rest of the body to work twice as hard to make up for that leg’s inactivity.

This is one of the lessons we learned in our small group as we tackle the topic of life in church. (Taken from Francis Chan’s series)

Ephesians 4:15-16 says…

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

The lesson we were discussing about church is simple. We go to church to grow up in every way into Christ likeness.

Every part, when working properly, makes the body grow.

So if one part of the body isn’t doing what it is supposed to do, it is actually to the detriment of the whole body.

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So if you think you can go to church, sit on the pews, or just be a bystander without really being actively involved, think carefully. You’re hurting the whole church by what you are doing.

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