Six Days to Easter -- Day Three

Day 3 -- We the Church Wednesday 

 As chapter 13 of the book of John begins, we find Jesus knelt before his disciples washing and cleansing their feet; arguably the lowliest task given in that time period. Jesus’ act of humility actually cleansed their hearts of selfish ambition, killed their pride, unified them, and taught them the lesson of love.

As a part of the church, what can you do to enhance the body of Christ? The body is a holy entity and is to be respected and treated with complete honor and care. The Bible provides several action principles for building up the body of Christ:
•You are called to promote truth and unity - Ephesians 4:25 says, "Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body."
•You are called to service - 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 outlines the importance of using your God-given spiritual gift. Your gift is unique and equally important. It is essential to the body that you use your special gift in service to God.
•You are called to share Jesus - Romans 1:16 says, "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…" As part of the body of Christ, you are to share your life-changing story with others!
•You are called to worship - Psalm 92:1-2”It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.”
•You are called to love each another - 1 John 4:11 says, "Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."
Are you a contributing member of the body of Christ? Are you actively serving God and sharing Him with others? Are you contributing to peace and unity within the body? Do you worship regularly?

Wednesday’s Challenge — Find someone you can help. Buy someone’s groceries, hold open a door, complete an act of service for your parent or sibling. Let’s shower love today — Big time!

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