People often ask why Laura and I named our church Fusion Christian Church. The answer is simple. We wanted a church where people from every age and ethnic group could come together as one family to love God, love others, and tell everyone the good news of Jesus Christ.
The Bible says, “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ… All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
If you believe in Jesus, you are a vital and necessary part of the body of Christ, his church. There’s no getting around it. We are connected through our faith by the power of the Holy Spirit.
It’s an emotional and spiritual oneness or ‘stuck togetherness’ among all the family of God. Like it or not, we are spiritually fused together.
Do you know what that means? It means we are better together. And each member of the body must serve together if the church is going to fulfill its purpose.
The apostle Paul explained it this way. He said, “The body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?
But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” (1 Corinthians 12:14-21)
I love Paul’s grassroots perspective. How silly would it be if your body was just a nose or a hand? Or if your eye started talking and said, “Arm, I don’t need you!” That would be ridiculous, right?
The same is true with God’s church. You cannot say to the church, Christ’s body, “I don’t need you. I’m good all on my own.” That’s like your big toe saying to your foot, “Get lost!”
Just as every part of your body fits together as God designed it. So, you fit in God’s family, his church.
God’s purpose is that we are at our best when working together. The Bible says, “Make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.” (Philippians 2:2)
Nothing is impossible when God’s church, his body, and the ‘fusion’ of people work together.
Questions to Consider:
- What are some ways you can make the body of Christ, his church, more effective?
- What areas do you think God has gifted you to serve others?
- What steps can you take to get better connected to the body of Christ and fulfill God’s purpose for your life?
- What areas can you start serving in right now?