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Connecting Our Community With Christ

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Put Others First for Unity in the Church
 

We aren't meant to exist alone. God created us to function together with others. That's why the family is the primary social unit in God's created order. It's no wonder that when we describe a group of people that function well together, we say, "They're like a family." Whether it's a company, a sports team, a research group, an investment firm - when a group of people work together toward a common goal, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

This is also true of the local church. But, the effect of congregational unity is even more profound, because the source of power and guidance is God himself. When the members of a church work together toward a shared goal, the result is a powerful synergy. The Apostle Paul described this as the church functioning as the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-31).

Using the human body as an illustration, he encouraged every member to take up their rightful place. To become all that God intends us to be, we need each other. Each member is different, but equally necessary to the health of the body. When every member of a church is functioning in harmony, God's will is accomplished, and Christ is glorified.

But, Satan hates it when Christians glorify God by working in harmony. He does everything in his power to disrupt unity. Satan delights in turning brother against brother, sister against sister. He magnifies every perceived slight into an offense; uses every idle word to stir up anger. He then tempts the offended with the desire for revenge. While we fight each other, Satan stands in the parking lot and laughs. How easily we are turned from our concern for one another. How easily we are tempted to desire preeminence. Our sinful pride is never more than a boastful thought away. We deliberately forget the words of our Savior: that the last shall be first and the first last.

To live in harmony and unity with one another as God intends, we must make the conscious choice to love one another, and put others first. We must repent of our desire for undue recognition, our need to be right, and the selfish exercise of personal power. Only when we have come to the end of ourselves, and put Christ and others first, can we enjoy the kind of unity that we say we want.                             Pastor Daniel Rhodes

 
Contact Us
Pastor Daniel Rhodes

810-278-2286

Services Held at:

233 N Sandhill Blvd.
Mesquite, NV 89027

702-346-2698

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 155

Mesquite, NV 89024

E-mail:  info@cccmesquite.org

Web Page: www. ccc mesquite.org

Schedule
Sunday 
Bible Study
9:30 AM
Morning Worship
10:45 AM
Monday
Highland Manor Ministry
6:15 PM
Wednesday
Highland Manor Sing 
1:00 PM
 Choir Practice
 5:00 PM
Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM
Saturday
Men's Bible Study 
 11: 00 AM