Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

YOUR PART MATTERS!

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Pastor John Watkin

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This week in our “Good Soil Church” series, I will share a message entitled, “Your Part Matters,” we are going to look at 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 where Paul explains the idea of the church being the “Body of Christ.”

In 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NLT) Paul writes,

“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” A good soil church is one that understands we are all individuals that together make up the Body of Christ. Your part matters!

The church is not a haphazard group of people thrown together with no purpose except to get together on Sunday mornings. It is much more than that. God lovingly puts each church body together with a purpose.

Again Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12:18 (NLT),

“But God made our bodies with many parts, and He has put each part just where He wants it.” God designed and created our physical bodies with meticulous care.

In the same way, God brings to each church specific people who will help the body more accurately reflect the character of Jesus. God wants to use your part in this Highland branch of His body as well. That is a characteristic and value of a fully engaged, “good soil” church.

Join with us as we discover how these words of Paul apply to us as individuals and as essential parts of Highland. You will discover that your part really does matter!

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