1016- No Schism in the Body of Christ 基督的肢体不分宗派

1 Corinthians 12: 25-26,31 That there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it……. But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.All of us are very gifted regardless whether it is in the area of natural talents or spiritual gifts. However, we are never meant to function alone no matter how talented or gifted we are because we are the body of Christ. Neither should we allow individualism, the work of the flesh or the devil to divide and conquer the body of Christ. One of the greatest challenges in the local or international church is for the entire church to work together and function as a body of believers. Therefore, the Apostle Paul mentioned the more excellent way is to walk in love towards one another. We should show care, love and concern for one another.

One way to express love is to unite as a body and desire nothing else except to fulfill what the Lord has called the church to do.

Philippians 2:1-3 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

The most challenging role that the Senior Pastor needs to do, is to LEAD the church towards Point B in order to fulfill the mandate. There will be resistance because it requires obedience, submission and at times sacrifices. It is during moments like these where there will be possibly push backs, unkind words and at times outward rebellion or division in the church. It is an unhealthy moment because individuals or groups have their personal agenda and unproductive because lots of energy is spent on resolving conflicts. Nobody wins in this situation except the devil who is out to kill, steal and destroy.

In order to facilitate church growth, we have to lay down our rights and lots of dying to self.

God is interested in building the church. The church represents Him to the world therefore the church has to be strong.

If the church wants to grow then they have to think alike, united as one, have the spirit of love, cooperation and the passion for God.

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哥林多前书12:25-26,31免得身上分门别类,总要肢体彼此相顾。 若一个肢体受苦,所有的肢体就一同受苦;若一个肢体得荣耀,所有的肢体就一同快乐….你们要切切地求那更大的恩赐。



腓立比书2:1-3所以,在基督里若有什么劝勉,爱心有什么安慰,圣灵有什么交通,心中有什么慈悲怜悯, 你们就要意念相同,爱心相同,有一样的心思,有一样的意念,使我的喜乐可以满足。 凡事不可结党,不可贪图虚浮的荣耀;只要存心谦卑,各人看别人比自己强.





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