The power of the body of Christ

May 10, 2021 by Dr. Jack Graham

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

–Acts 4:32-35

Have you ever looked up in the sky and watched a flock of birds as they flew over you? The formation you see when you look up depends on how far the birds are traveling. Flocks that are only going a short distance appear as a mass of birds heading in the same general direction. But flocks that appear in that signature “V” formation are the ones making the long haul.

 The reason for the “V” formation is that it reduces the amount of wind resistance on each bird except for the one at the front. So when the front bird becomes exhausted, he changes places with another bird to rest and the flock keeps moving. Over the journey, each bird in the flock will spend time in the front.

This is exactly what the early church looked like. Every time there was a need, the people of the church responded and that need was met by every person in the group. What a testimony to the unity of God’s people!

God wants you to have intentional relationships among the Body of Christ and to care for your brothers and sisters in the faith. Living a life in isolation is not just unhealthy, it’s unbiblical! So live your life in the Body and care for other believers.


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