“Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul?”
1 Corinthians 1:13
Too often we escape into our little worlds and avoid reality. We start to believe that our little corner of Christianity is the only part that God is concerned with. We think that when God thinks of His children, He’s only thinking of our church or our little ministry. We forget the vastness of God’s kingdom and His work here on earth.
See, the Corithians we’re still babies in their spirituality. They were bragging, just like the disciples did before each other, that one was better than the other just because of who baptized him. Like that makes any difference. It’s not how where you have been or what you have done that makes you a Christian. It’s Who you belong to that’s important.
My church is just as much a piece of God’s as the church down the street. My ministry is no more important than anyone else’s when it comes to affecting lives for eternity. We’re all on the same team. Corinth had this problem in their own church: competing faction. But Christianity has this problem on a much bigger scale. It’s time to get unified for the cause of Christ.
* A disciple remembers the big picture and thinks outside the box of the local church
Application: When you think of ministry, do you limit yourself to inside your local church? How big are God’s boundaries in your life?