"And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself." -Ephesians 1:23
Our Small group met last evening and it was great to be together for a meal and then study Romans 14 together. Just to hear how God is filling His body, His individual believers with Himself is a real blessing. We are unique in many ways, but we are united in His love, and His purpose. He takes unique individuals with differing styles and even opinions, fills them with Himself and creates that unit that is impacting other individuals in this old world. To quote from Thomas Jefferson: "Concerning style, swim with the current, concerning principle, stand like a rock. The world needs to see a united church body in love with Christ. Church, or a Small Group, is not a place to hide from the world. Our mission is to spread the gospel message all over creation in order to glorify God. There will be opposition and persecution that is worse for some than for others. But we stand together as one body and persevere."
"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men." Romans 14:17-18
Be blessed today, by our God, who knows how to bless, and remember that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!