Friday, February 5, 2010

The Holy Spirit Unites Believers Together in Christ

Not only does the Holy Spirit work in the hearts of individuals, He “also works to unite all saved people together within a beautiful and joy-filled family, a body of Christ’s own people” (“Big Truths for Young Hearts,” pp. 161).  But this unity is not an end to itself; rather, there should be an outward manifestations that flow from this inward reality.  This can be seen in a simple cause-effect relationship, as seen on pages 162-164 of this book. 

  • Cause #1:  Believers are brothers and sisters of one heavenly Father (Romans 8:14-17; Galatians 3:26)
  • Cause #2:  Believers are parts of the same body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13)
  • Therefore:  Believers should seek God’s grace to truly love one another (I Corinthians 12:4-26)

That is, the fact that we Christ-followers are Spirit-led should be obvious in how we are loving each other.  We are called to use the gifts He has given us to advance His kingdom and to bless others. 

How has the Spirit led you to be united with and bless other Christ-followers?

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