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The Body of Christ: Love One Another (27 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
We get to love other people the way Jesus loves them! Loving other people is so important to God's heart.
The brilliance of God's family plan is that we don't all have to be the same or agree about every detail of our lives in order to stay in relationship with one another. All of us represent Jesus in a unique way.
Main Scripture: Romans 12
- Focus on verses 4-6 for love honoring creativity.
- Focus on verse 5 for love of Christ as the source of Church unity.
- Focus on verses 19-20 for God's love determining justice in the body.
EQUIP: The Body of Christ demonstrates God's love.
Teaching Point 1: Love honors creativity as a representation of God.
- In the Body of Christ, diversity and creativity bear witness to the very image of God (Rom. 12:4-8)!
- Each body part is valuable; we celebrate the body's diversity (Rom. 12:6).
God intended different parts to contribute to the body uniquely (Rom. 12:6).
The work of every artist ''looks'' like the artist in some way. Each artist has their own ''style.'' They might create hundreds of individual pieces of artwork over their careers, but each one is a special expression of who that person is. God is an Artist. He created each one of us to be different and to reflect His image in a unique way.
In the Body of Christ, our diversity and creativity reveal who God is! ''God's purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places'' (EPHESIANS 3:10).
Every part of the Body of Christ is valuable. Each of us reflects Him in a special, extraordinary way, so we need to take delight in honoring each other. We don't try to make one part of the ''body'' act like another, because all of us are meant to be different. ''God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all ...
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