The body of Christ is wonderfully made. In itself, it is a highly tuned organism consisting of many moving parts. Each part is part of a system and these systems form the whole. As humans in a relationship with Christ, it has been revealed to us that this is a picture of who God is as well. Therefore, it stands to reason that when God gives us blessings to be his hands and feet in this world, he would do so by enabling this unity. Unfortunately, many in the body of Christ do not realize that their spiritual blessings are gifts to edify the body. Instead, they believe that their blessings are for personal gain. Though there is shared reciprocity within how a gift works for the Body, it is not the prime purpose. Indeed, the name is implied in the subject. They are gifts. They are not purchases. They are given by one who possesses them, as a means of blessing others and they are given, not simply for edification, but also for unification into the very image of God they were derived from.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts