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Summary: We all have a part in building the Body of Christ.

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Ephesians 4:11-12

Topic: Boldly Building the Body of Christ

If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you are somebody special in the body of Christ. It does not matter if you are young or old; if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you are somebody special in the body of Christ. It does not matter if you are a male or female; it does not matter if you are black or white, Asian or Hispanic; it does not matter if you are tall or short; it does not matter if you are rich or poor; it does not matter if you are educated or not; it does not matter if you are married, single or divorced; it does not matter if you live in Las Vegas, or New York; it doesn’t matter if you go to Second Baptist or Pentecostal Temple; it does not matter if you been saved for 1 day or for 40 years; if you are a believer in Christ, you are somebody special in the body of Christ.

You see, the bible tells us in I Peter 2:9 that we as believers in Christ are a “ chosen generation, royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people”, that is we as believers in Christ are called to be a “special kind of people unto the Lord.” Just knowing the fact that God loves you; just knowing the fact that God cares for you; and just knowing the fact that God has blessed you with every spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus that should let you know you are a special person unto the Lord. And if you are a believer in Christ, you are somebody special in the body of Christ.

Now a question is being asked, and the question is, “What is the body of Christ?”

The body of Christ is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. The body of Christ, the Church, is made of people who have confess and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. You see, according to Colossians 1:18, Jesus Christ is the head of the church, the body of Christ, and we who have received Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior is a part or a member of the body of Christ, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. And every person who has received the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior is somebody special in the body of Christ.

Now another question is being asked, and that question is, “What make us believers in Christ special in the body of Christ?

Now there are at least 3 reasons why all of us who have received Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord is a special individual in the body of Christ is because:

1.The first reason why you as a believer in Christ are a special person in the body of Christ is because when you had received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The moment when you received Christ into your life, the Holy Spirit baptized you. That is, when the Holy Spirit baptized you, you were placed or immersed into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit.

I Corinthians 12:13 says, “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been made to drink into one Spirit.”

2.The second reason why you as a believer are a special person in the body of Christ is because when you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The moment you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes and takes residence in your life. That is, the moment you received the Lord Jesus Christ into your life, the Holy Spirit comes and lives and dwells in your heart.

I Corinthians 3:16 says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

I Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “What? Know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have of God and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

3.The third reason why you as a believer are a special person in the body of Christ is because when you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you were given a spiritual gift by the Holy Spirit to be used for the edification of the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit has gifted every believer in Christ with a special spiritual gift to be used to help build up the body of Christ, which is the church.

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