By Greg Laurie
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
—1 Corinthians 12:27
When you sprain an ankle, stub a toe, or hurt a finger, it affects you. You quickly become aware of it when some part of your body isn’t working properly.
The same is true in the church, the body of Christ. When one is affected, we’re all affected. If one is hurting, we’re all hurting. And if one is lifted up, we’re all lifted up in a sense. That’s why we all need to work together.
A mark of spiritual maturity is when we pray, “Lord, use me,” when we come to church saying, “How can I use my gifts to serve others?”