Ranb2khz Friday, 04/26/19 06:13:42 AM Re: None Post # of 28451 Why Christians Need Each Other "For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one. Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another." ~ Romans 12:3-5 With all the technology we have today, we are more connected than we’ve ever been in human history. At the same time, we are more disconnected than we’ve ever been. I read recently that Millennials would rather text other people than speak with them personally. So sometimes we don’t talk to each other at all. Someone has said, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, thinking together is unity, working together is success.” God has given every Christian gifts from the Holy Spirit. These are not necessarily talents, which are the natural abilities we are born with. These are gifts that are supernaturally given to us from God — spiritual gifts. We find these listed in Romans 12: “According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the standard of one’s faith; if service, in service; if teaching, in teaching; if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with diligence; showing mercy, with cheerfulness.” ~ Romans 12:6–8 We believers need to put down our phones and talk together, pray together, and work together because we are all part of the body of Christ. We are all part of the church. We are all part of the family of God. We have to find our places in the body of Christ and do the jobs that God has called us to do. Pastor James Merritt has pointed out there are two kinds of people in the church and in the world: workers and shirkers. You are either one or the other. And you decide which one you will be. https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/why-christians-need-each-other/ Where will you spend ETERNITY?