Week of August 25
Ed Young Television Weekly Devotional
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.1 Corinthians 12:27
When we talk about priorities, there is no doubt that the first things on our list should be God and then our families. But we tend to get things all mixed-up after that. We tend to spend the remainder of our time working or participating in recreation. And recreation isn’t bad, but it should take a back seat to our involvement in the local church.
The church is the body of Christ. And every believer is a part of the body. So every believer should hold the church as a priority. When church is not a priority for a believer, they are not only depriving themselves, but also they are depriving the rest of the body.
If you feel stunted in your growth as a Christ-follower, it could be that you have moved the church out of the priority line-up of your life. God placed it there because he knew how it would benefit the church as a whole, and how it would benefit you.
Lord, thank you for sending your Son to die a physical, sacrificial death so that I may be a part of his spiritual body. Help me to make the local church a priority in my life and contribute my time and talents so that others will have the opportunity to come to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Today’s Evotional was inspired by the Study Guide ‘Retro’. This is a 6-part study where we leverage what we’ve learned in the past to help us bridge the gap between our priorities and commitments today. (Includes a Leader’s Guide, Creative Notes and Youth Notes for each session.)
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