Issue 558 – Verse of the Week

September 1st – September 7th, 2022


Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.   1 Corinthians 12:12

Time for Unity

A number of years ago, Ray Stedman, author of Authentic Christianity, said of today’s verse, “It is very important that you hold that concept clearly in your mind if you want to understand how the church works” as “the means by which Christ functions in the world.” All the people around the globe who belong to the same Lord and are filled with the same Spirit are intended by the Lord to function together as His body. It has become ever more challenging – in these days of deep division in America and around the globe – for the body of believers to work in harmony and singleness of purpose. The world would be changed if the whole of Christianity today were united! Ask the Lord to show you your part in cultivating unity, whether it be in your family, among friends, or in your church congregation, and encourage others to do the same. 

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