3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
We often talk about community at SCF. It is not a coincidence that it is in the middle of our name, Shanghai COMMUNITY Fellowship. Community is created from many parts joined together to form one whole, working expression. We are a Christian community, which means that the kind of community we are forming can only be created when we each one is “in Christ” and Christ himself is the leader of the community. A life in Christ is demanding and not meant to be lived alone, “belong” to others and thrive! (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for Ignite Kids, the Children’s Ministry at Shanghai Community Fellowship.