February 27, 2013

inheritance in the saints

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"the gospel is not just a message of reconciliation with God, but it also heralds the reconciliation of all believers to one another in Christ. through the death of Christ, God has brought peace where there was once hostility, & He has broken down the racial, economic, & social barriers that once divided us outside of Christ. 

also, when God saved us, He made us members of His household, & He gave us as gifts to one another. each brother & sister is a portion of my gospel inheritance from God, & i am a portion of their inheritance as well. we are significant players in each other's gospel narrative, & it is in relationship with one another that we experience the fullness of God in Christ. 

hence, the more i comprehend the full scope of the gospel, the more i value the church for which Christ died, the more i value the role that i play in the lives of my fellow Christians, & the more i appreciate the role that they must be allowed to play in mine."

what rich fellowship we can have with the body of Christ! we are not alone on this journey! brothers & sisters are "a portion of my gospel inheritance from God" & "we experience the fullness of God in Christ" by relationship with one another! 

how do your current relationships accomplish this in your life?

since we just moved i'm sooo desperate for fellowship with the saints here in louisville!!! while we get settled & start making friends i'm so grateful for dear friends far away!
al

3 comments:

Kali said...

I desperately needed to be reminded of this truth this morning. Thank you so much for sharing!

allison barker said...

:) it's soooo good to be reminded! thanks for reading!

rhondafast said...

"each brother & sister is a portion of my gospel inheritance from God, & i am a portion of their inheritance as well."
This is beautiful! I have absolutely never thought of it that way before but it makes so much sense. Of course, this also makes our church body and community of believers that much more special, doesn't it? If we consider each other as our inheritance. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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