by John Barnett

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Our Responsibilities as Parts of Christ's Church (2 of 9)
Series: Our Shared Life
John Barnett

What does it mean to each of us, individually, that we are part of Christ's CHURCH? That is the challenge to each of us today-we should become all that God wants us to be in His Church. To summarize my vision for CBC that I shared with the elders ever since we began to talk about our ministry here it would be:

"100% Employment-Every Member in Ministry".

Are you functioning as a healthy member of Christ's church today?

For just a moment remember that there are no less than twelve metaphors in God's Word for the Church . Each metaphor is a powerful way for us to see how God looks upon us who are Christ's church.

God uses these metaphors to help us understand our responsibilities as believers. He wants us to apply each of the truths revealed by these descriptions of the church into our daily lives. We often need to be reminded about:

Our Responsibilities to
Christ's Church

We as members of Christ's church are:

1. His TEMPLE: Knowing that God looks on Christ's church as God's new temple-should increase our awareness of God's very presence dwelling in our midst as we meet.

I Peter 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

I am Christ's Temple. I should want to grow in my awareness of living in His Holy Presence. That is what happens as we read His Word if we bow first in adoration and whisper a prayer of seeking Him.

Have you personally sought your God, this week, in His Word? If so say "Yes" aloud right now! God wants us 100% employed in His Temple.

2. His PRIEST: Knowing that God looks on Christ's church as a priesthood-s ...

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