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Malnutrition in Christian Churches

9 August 2010 No Comment

Malnutrition in Christian Churches

How many divisions of the church can you count? If in fact the church is the body of Christ there should be no division at all. A body divided will fail. The Word of God unites us when we hear it!

What is a Christian anyway? A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. A Christian is commanded to do the things that Jesus told us to do. A Christian is a person who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe on means to totally rely upon. It does not mean to believe in or mentally assent to. We follow Jesus Christ!

We can easily see physical malnutrition. The swollen bellies of dying children in Africa are shown to us on television. It is not easy to see spiritual malnutrition. Most people today do not read their Bibles at all or if at all a few minutes a week. They starve!

The food of our spirit is the Word of God, the Bible. At the moment we give our life to Christ our spirit is given new life. Our spirit is reconnected with God’s spirit. Our spirit is born again.

A dead spirit does not require food, but a living spirit must be fed or it will starve. A starving spirit is weak and does not have enough energy to rule the body and the soul. The body wants pleasure. The body and the spirit are at war with one another and the strongest will dominate the other. Our biggest challenge is to fight off sins of the flesh, sex, drugs, alcohol, lying, cheating, just pure selfishness. Our soul is into pride or victim hood. We think we are better than we are or we are beaten down and think we are not any good at all.

In New Testament times the books of the Bible were on scrolls and were read to the church. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Imagine being able to sit and hear the Word of God delivered to you the way it was to the early church.

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