Dr. W's Reflections...

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          What a blessing it is to be a member of this church family! As Thu and I celebrate two years with you, we are so thankful for the blessings and opportunities God has given and continues to give to us! And so, I just want to say “Thank you” for being a “part” of this “body” of Christ and for being an active and engaged member of this church family.   

          As members of this church family, we are now a community of believers who gather together and possess a shared life with one another in Jesus Christ. The Spirit of God has “baptized” us–all of us–so as to form this one body of Christ. And so, let’s continue to pray: “Lord send people to us and send us to people.” 


The Lord be with you,


Wyatt


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THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS (1 Corinthians 12:12-27)   


          “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”  


          Being a member of a church family is kind of like being a member of a team. And just as a “team member” is a person belonging to a specific group of people involved in attempting to achieve a common goal (e.g., to win), a “church member” is a person belonging to a specific group of people involved in attempting to achieve a common goal (i.e., to fulfill the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ). 

          Being a member of a church family provides many vivid reminders of how God has not only done an amazing work of grace in our individual lives but has now put us in place to be a “part” of a community of saved people. Because of the Spirit of God,  you and I are not only baptized into the “body” of Christ but we are also baptized into a “body” of Christ. And since God puts every “body” or church family together, it is God’s will that we join ourselves together as parts of the one “body” or church family God has now given us so that we might serve together as the “hands” and “feet” of Jesus.