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Upcoming Events
AUG

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TUE
Hymn Sing
7:00 PM
Hymn Sing at South Union.
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16

THU
Sewing for Missions
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
We will be sewing at FBC LaBelle. Focus will be on eyeglass cases for Mexico, teddy bears for DR teams, and Project Patricia pads. Contact Violet Brownell at 573-248-8870 for more information.
AUG

20

MON
Pastor's Prayer Meeting
9:00 AM
Pastors invited to meet for prayer weekly on Mondays at FBC Ewing. Contact Ron Satterwhite at 660-341-7199 for more information.
AUG

23

THU
Prayer Meeting for Annual Meeting
7:00 PM
Prayer meeting at Mount Olivet for Annual Meeting, our Association, and our churches.
AUG

24

FRI
MSWSBA Annual Meeting
7:00 PM
Annual Meeting Worship Service to be held with Mount Olivet Baptist Church.
AUG

25

SAT
MSWSBA Annual Meeting
9:00 AM
Annual Meeting Business Sessions to be held with Mount Olivet Baptist Church with carry-in lunch.
AUG

27

MON
Pastor's Prayer Meeting
9:00 AM
Pastors invited to meet for prayer weekly on Mondays at FBC Ewing. Contact Ron Satterwhite at 660-341-7199 for more information.
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MSWSBA MESSENGER

Working Together, All Are Important

            If memory serves me correctly, some 35 years ago I had a conversation with a dear Christian sister. We were discussing the body of Christ, and how people determine, figuratively, where they are on an anatomical body – The right hand of Christ, the left foot, the left elbow, the right jaw etc.

            In the discussion, we noted people tend to think of themselves as a big, major component of the body of Christ. My friend stunned me with her response: “I think I’m a cell. My job is to take the blood to the body.”

            Disclaimer: I’m not a medical biologist, and don’t know if she correctly identified the role of a cell. What struck me was the humbleness of her answer – a tiny component in the big body, worldwide representing Jesus Christ. As far as us taking the blood of Christ to nourish our brothers and sister and reach the body of unbelievers for Christ, her illustration may be right.

            1 Corinthians 12 reminds us that the body has many components. Paul uses the example of a human body. Today, we might use that, or the members of a symphony orchestra, or the pieces of a car or some other example. All components are important, even small ones: Try playing the 1812 Overture without a cymbal. Try running the car too long without a blinker light and you may get a ticket.

            In the body, or the orchestra, or the car or whatever like example is used, they don’t all have the same function. As Christians we need to be careful not to wedge people into the wrong role, because God may have designed them for a service function in the church that perhaps we haven’t thought. For example, a person may not be the right one to teach Sunday school, but would be great at one-on-one discussions with people.

            We all have at least one God-given gift. We all have a purpose in the kingdom of God. Each gift, and each purpose is best used in harmony, when we work together, each according to how God has blessed. This is true even if ours is a seemingly small gift or purpose.

            1 Corinthians 12:20 says: “But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. (NKJV)”

 

Dan Steinbeck, Moderator

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Mt. Salem-Wyaconda Southern Baptist Association
21876 HWY 6
P.O. Box 247
Mail: P.O. Box 247
Lewistown, Missouri 63452
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  • Our Director of Missions Ron Satterwhite will have office hours at FBC Ewing.  He can be contacted at 660-341-7199 or mswdom@marktwain.net.

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