Ephesians 3:20-21 (New International Version)

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen

Friday, July 13, 2012

Building Up The Body of Christ

The study of Nehemiah has stirred my heart.  The walls of Jerusalem, broken and in serious need of repair, could be rebuilt.  Nehemiah, burdened for the disgrace of his people, set the wheels in motion to rebuild the gates and restore the grace of God's people.  

It wasn't a one man job.  It took the talents of everyone to rebuild the city.  Men, women, mayors, villagers, laymen, ... it took the skills of everyone to build up Jerusalem.  Each talent was needed.  It's much like a picture of today's church.  It takes all of us to build up the body of Christ.  Each of us play an important role, no one is more or less needed.  Am I as zealous as Nehemiah?  Am I as zealous of the Israelites?  What am I doing for the body of Christ?  It can be rebuilt!

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