Every living part of the body is important

Every living part of the body is important right down to the big-toe. Don’t think so? Just ask this woman!

Some in the church may feel like they’re not important to the church because they’re not the preacher, or one of the elders or deacons, or the song-leader, or one of the many Bible-class teachers that have touched so many lives – but every member of the church (which is the body of Christ) is important because you never know what kind of an effect you may have on the life of the body.

If you’re a living member of the body of Christ you are important!

When it comes to the life you bring to the body: your attendance at the services matter, your visits matter, your cards of encouragement matter, your financial contributions matter, your Bible-class input matters, your personal example at work and with your own family members matter, your prayers matter, and your evangelistic efforts with family, friends and strangers matter.

No matter how you may feel about your role in the church, if you’re a living member of the body – you matter to God.

If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be?” (1 Corinthians 12:15-19 – NKJV)

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What lectureships do I attend? None. I h…

What lectureships do I attend? None. I haven’t been to a lectureship since since the 1990’s, when the Northside congregation here in El Paso hosted yearly lectureships. Because of falling membership and a lack of funds, they no longer host lectureships.

However, I do have some great lectureship books in my personal library that I’ve collected in past years, produced by various hosting congregations around the country. In my view, lectureship books are a great and practical investment for every Christian.

By simply ordering, purchasing, and using lectureship books as an aid in Bible study, members can save travel and lodging expenses going to lectureships. By using these lectureship books, produced by faithful proclaimers of the Book, I’ve greatly increased my knowledge of God’s Word. Plus, they are a great addition to any member’s library.

One such lectureship book that I greatly value, is the book entitled, “Studies In Romans,” edited by Bro. Dub. McClish. This book was a result of the 15th annual Denton lectures, conducted November 10-14, 1996. It’s one of the best commentaries on Romans that I have ever seen.

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Yet More Good News

The Church of Christ at Allenhurst is rejoicing. We have had two baptisms and five people place membership since the first of December. May God be praised.

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More Good News

At the Church of Christ at Allenhurst, we have had two baptisms and four people place membership with us in the past few weeks. May Christ receive the glory (Ephesians 3:20-21). Hope your congregation is growing!

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