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The Body of Christ

Christ is the "head of the church." Out of his love for the church, he gave his own life for her. So the church must submit to Christ in everything. She must follow Christ's command and do only what Christ would do and speak what Christ would speak.

The church has a very intimate relationship with Christ. It is "his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all" (Ephesians ). In other words, Christ shines forth his wisdom, power, and glory through the church.

Each believer is a member of this body. Like a family, the church provides for the spiritual needs of her members. The Holy Spirit distributes various gifts and abilities to the members so that they may encourage and serve one another.

Despite the variety of jobs and functions, we belong to one body. "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ" (1 Corinthians ). The spirit of unity and mutual support is the guiding principle of the church. As members of this family, we need to work together using our God-given abilities to help each other grow. Having the love and grace of our Lord as our common bond, we can always have joy, peace, and strength in Christ.

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Publisher: True Jesus Church