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The body of Christ cannot be built when the majority of believers are dormant and not exercising their gifts.
The oneness in Jesus Christ crosses all boundaries and separations. Anyone with the faith of Jesus Christ can immediately enjoy the innate oneness with another who has the faith of Jesus, regardless of differing political or doctrinal views.”
If believers would consider ministry to occur 'where two or there' are gathered into His name, all sorts of opportunities throughout the day and week would open up.
The number of Christians increased dramatically in China after public Christian meetings were banned and believers started meeting from house to house in their homes. It was a blessing in disguise; forcing believers to meet in homes brought boldness to believers, and advanced the spread of the gospel.
There are about fifty-six incidences of the phrase 'one another' in the New Testament in relation to members being in the body. The term means that believers should not only wait for someone to help them, to do something for them, but that each believer has the responsibility to help and do something for another. This is the mutual giving and receiving in the body. This is the body life, where each and every member functions in the body...Without every member of the body functioning, the body will be crippled or handicapped. No matter how little or how much, every believer needs to do their part to support and supply other members in the body.
The conscience is the innate mechanism God created in human nature to sound an inner alarm in an attempt to prevent people from taking harmful actions.
The most popular Greek word for 'minister' is diakonos, which means, 'a servant,' or 'one who executes the command of another.' The other Greek word used is hyperetes, which literally means, 'the under-rower,' or the subordinate who is doing the rowing of a boat. Thus, a minister works for both God and man in service. Just as Jesus was a servant to both God and man, so should all believers be.
When a person's conscience alerts them to an offense that is causing a rift in a relationship, it is important to attempt to reconcile quickly with the offended person.
A person's conscience will object and accuse when an action may be harmful to themselves and others.
It is in the understanding of the Word that the Spirit works to either bring salvation to the unbeliever or nourishment for growth for a believer.
Many believers are silent concerning Christ, worried that they may not know enough or that they will say the wrong thing about Christ. However, the Lord can use any believer's speaking. What any believer can say for sure with one hundred percent accuracy is, 'I have found Him and 'come and see.