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Build Each Other Up

posted Mar 28, 2011, 1:53 PM by Jeff Gravens
Weekly blessing from 1 Thessalonians 5:11,

"May you encourage one another and build each other up."

I love this verse!  I absolutely love this verse a blessing for the church!

The idea behind this blessing is the core of the body of Christ.  We do not follow Christ alone.  Rather, we follow Christ as  family of faith.  Each church member is dependent on the encouragement and support of other members.  

Last week my wife and I had dinner with a minister from Ghana.  He has been in the United States the last three years while  attending seminary and will soon return home.  During our dinner  conversation he used the expression "Lone Ranger."  Once he finished his thought, I asked him where he picked up the expression.  He was not sure.

The "Lone Ranger" mentality permeates our culture and unfortunately it also permeates our churches.  This must stop.

Following Christ is difficult.  We need each other.  Be a support to some else.  Allow someone to support you.

Start building,
Pastor Jeff Gravens