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August 3rd, 2007

One Body

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Cor 12:27 (NIV)

Did you know that God’s plan for your life begins with two invitations? God invites you to believe in the completed work of Jesus on the cross and God invites you to belong to the local expression of His body, the church.

Do you believe? Have you settled that fact of God’s salvation by grace through faith in Jesus alone? If so, then you have been adopted into God’s family. You are now a child of the King. Your eternity is secure and your identity is firmly rooted in Christ.

Do you belong? If you believe, then you belong to the family of God. You are a citizen of heaven. However, God invites you to belong to the local visible expression of His body, the church. Notice that I did not ask you if you go to church. I want to know if you belong. Are you connected? Have you become a member of the local church and connected to a small group bible study where you can know and grow with those your age and life stage?

What you believe determines where you will spend eternity. Where you belong determines how you will fulfill God’s purpose through His local body, the church. Invest your life in a vibrant, healthy, and growing Christ honoring church that passionately seeks to fulfill the Great Commission and get connected to one of the small group bible studies. We do better together!

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Friday, August 3rd, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category One Body.
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