by John Barnett

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Body Building 101 (7 of 9)
Series: Our Shared Life
John Barnett

We share life as saved and born-again believers, we are all God's building, we are all God's house, we are all members of His family. Each of those word pictures describe who we are and what we are here to do.

If I were to give you the short form of our shared job description as believers it would be:

We are all employed as workers in a Divine Construction Company. God is the Master Builder, and the project is building up the Body of Christ.

As we open to I Corinthians 3, we need to focus on our job site, and what God is building all around us. Each of us, at the moment of salvation, became a skilled worker at God's construction site. Listen to 1 Corinthians 3:9b:

For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building.

God looks to each one of us to do our job as He constructs His Church as His House, Family, and Body; and each of us is a unique tools in His Hands; and each of us are programmed to do something God designed only for us to do. All of us have a responsibility to be a part of God's building process. In other words:

How Are Doing at
Working on His House?

Jesus once said, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head" (Matthew 8:20, NKJV). Most of us are far better off than that; in fact Americans spend the largest portion of their incomes on housing, with transportation second. So, by our choices we make of where we live, the house we rent or own, is very important.

It was about 15 years ago that we began constructing our very first new home we ever lived in. Like many of you that have built a home, we followed the same process:

We had to choose a builder, buy a lot, then watch as the land got cleared and ready, the slab or foundation was prepared and poured, then the framers came, the windows were put it, the electricians showed up and strung wires, plumbers, sheet rockers, cabine ...

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