This morning I did what I’ve done for pretty much every Sunday morning over the past 12½ years (since Sunday January 21ST 2007), and that is – hang out with my church family. I don’t “go to church”. I don’t “come from church”. That would be religious, and I am not religious. I am the church. I represent God and His church with every new moment of my new life.
It’s the highlight – the pinnacle – of every week for me – those 4 hours every Sunday that I get to hang out with those who believe and follow and love our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ as much as I do. They are my closest brothers and sisters of my church family, and they know more about me than anyone else in the entire world – more than my blood family – more than my coworkers – more than anyone on social media. I’ve shared my life with my (current) church family now for the past 4 years and 4 months. We walk together on this fantastic journey.
From First Corinthians Chapter 12 Verses 27 to 31 in the New Living Translation, and as the Bible says:
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.
Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:
– first are apostles
– second are prophets
– third are teachers
– then those who do miracles
– those who have the gift of healing
– those who can help others
– those who have the gift of leadership
– those who speak in unknown languages
Are we all apostles ? Are we all prophets ? Are we all teachers ? Do we all have the power to do miracles ? Do we all have the gift of healing ? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages ? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages ? Of course not ! So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts.
But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.
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