20 Jul Romans 12:4, Ephesians 4:16
4 For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,
16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
As Christians, we are members of the body of Christ. The first Christians in the Book of Acts worshiped God and lived as a holy community, conforming their character to the demands of Christ rather than Caesar. Our relationship with Christ is character oriented so, as we learn to live the life of our Lord, we then, with our lives, teach others to live the life we live. Discipleship is not all about communicating knowledge, but communicating life. To make disciples, we must be a disciple. Teach people to become what you are. As we submit to Jesus, and live obedient lives, others will learn from us. Paul tells us that as Christ’s body, He fills us in every way. Are you connected to the body and showing others, the fullness Christ has poured into your life?