Lord’s Day 1/30/11 Other Christians

How should we think of our fellow Christians? As many of us prepare to worship corporately with our fellow Christians it may be a good question to consider. While it”s always a good question to consider we often see people in corporate worship who we don’t see at other times during the week. Yes, even those Christians who might annoy us of whom you might be one. Below are a few good thoughts on this topic.

Our attitude and response to every fellow Christian must be consciously dominated by the thought that he or she is indwelt by the same Christ who indwells us. This is a simple, logical deduction from the fact that Christ has come to indwell us-but its potential repercussions are staggering.

Other Christians are temples of Christ by the Spirit; they are saints, holy ones set apart for the Lord. Consequently, no natural distinction between us and fellow believers (race, color, education, employment, wealth) can be allowed to become a barrier between us, for “Christ is all and in all” (Col. 3:11). How different our relationships, our thoughts, our speech, and our actions would be among the saints if we were more conscious of that! – Sinclair Ferguson, In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life (Lake Mary, Fla.: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2007), Kindle eBook edition, locations 980-91.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dan Smith January 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I have started to realize that, while other believers may annoy me, I undoubtedly annoy others. This has been a humbling consideration for me. I must be careful with my attitude.

2 Katie @ Imperfect People January 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Great reminder! So true. He sees us all the same…even the annyoing ones LOL

3 mike January 31, 2011 at 11:48 pm

ah, yes, the significance of community. well said.


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