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Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 4 January 2022

Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 4 January 2022 Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 4 January 2022 | Tuesday Message

Topic: The Body of Christ

Today’s Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16

In Touch Daily Devotional 4 January 2022 | Tuesday Message

As we saw yesterday, the body of Christ is made up of all people who worship Him, no matter where they are. The head of this body of believers is Jesus Christ, whom Paul described as “the beginning, the first-born from the dead” (Col. 1:18).

At salvation, you become a part of the body—regardless of what the membership rules may be at your local church. Therefore, if you’re a believer, you are a breathing and active part of Christ, who is at work on earth through His followers. The church acts as Jesus’ feet to carry the gospel message, His hands to care for those in need of love, and His arms to uphold the weak.

But being Jesus to the world isn’t easy—it means making sacrifices, accepting ridicule, and loving our enemies (Heb. 13:16; Matt. 5:44). God may have called us to spread the gospel, but that doesn’t mean people will necessarily like what we have to say. Regardless, we’re to carry out the work of God, even when doing so is uncomfortable.

The gospel is spread through the strength and wisdom of Jesus Christ. And for this task, He has also chosen to use the body of believers united by His Spirit’s indwelling presence. What an honor to be used to reach the world for our Savior.

Bible in One Year: Genesis 12-15

Thought for the Day: The body of Christ—also known as the church—is made up of all who believe in Jesus.

Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 4 January 2022 | Tuesday. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.

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