OA Looks Forward to New Members in 2017
'Many Parts Form One Body, So It Is With Christ'
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body-whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
Olivet Assembly USA looks forward to welcoming many new members to its local church congregations in 2017, as the body of believers in Jesus Christ who seek His Kingdom grows for His glory.
In 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 Apostle Paul describes how the church of Jesus Christ is likened to the human body. The verses are included in a section from v.12-31 that describes the many ways in which each person in Jesus Christ relates to the rest.
Verse 26 makes clear how much each part matters to the rest."If one part suffers, every part suffers with in; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it."
In v. 27 the apostle notes to the church in Corinth that "now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
As the number of members of local congregations grow at Olivet Assembly USA, the Scriptures can serve the church to help each of the members understand the value, importance and necessity of each life in Christ.
Please pray that the words of the Apostle can continually guide the church to give the proper attention, care and love to all people in the Lord and invite many to become a part of His body.