One Church

There is only one church.

Now this church will have a variety of locations. And denominations. And worship styles. And theology. And opinions. And preferences. And visions.

But there is only one church.

Now this church my rural. Or urban. Or suburban.

This church may be made of older member. Or younger members.

This church may worship to “rock” music. Or the church may worship to “organ” music.

But there is only one church.

Listen to what Paul says today in 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7:

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

There are many gifts. Many services. But the same Lord. There many activities. But the same God that empowers them.

The Spirit is given for the common good.

Today, there is one church. Now that church may be Baptist, or Methodist, or Catholic, or Non-Denominational, or . . . . .

These labels don’t matter. There is one God. And we are His church.

Today, no matter what church we belong to, remember, there is one church.

And may we together work for the common calling of taking Jesus Christ’s love to the world.

Don’t forget, you can click here to download Asbury’s mobile app and read these devotionals, as well as listen to my sermons on your smart phones.

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One thought on “One Church

  1. Hi,
    I just love Asbury…and you and the people have made us feel so welcome.
    (not too crazy about some of the music, but at least yall sing one song and I am familiar with. I appreciate that so very, very much.

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