The global church is a gift. It is ordained by God as a vehicle of salvation and restoration. It contains many members, with different strengths, but one goal. Ephesians 4:4-7 states that "There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call - one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift."
In 1 Corinthians 12-14 and Romans 12, the gifts of the Spirit are outlined, such as prophecy, healing, and tongues. However, those that work alongside of us in the church are also a gift. Paul continues his thoughts on the church in Ephesians 2:18-22. It says that "So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit."
This month, remember the beauty in the gift of the global church. Although we can be consumed by our preferences and disagreements inside of the church, the global church is God's. He is the center and the reason for its origin. We should learn to abundantly love and cherish the things that God loves and cherishes. Thus, let us love the global church.
Want to ask a question, tell a story, or share what you've learned? Let us know!Connect with our Team