The Anatomy of a Healthy Church
|Philippians 4 (NKJV™)|
|1||Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.|
|2||I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.|
|3||And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.|
|4||Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!|
|5||Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.|
New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.
In the New Testament, the church is often called “the body of Christ.” Like a human body, it has many parts and functions. The church at Philippi was growing and with growth comes growing pains. In this section, Paul addressed some of them and applied the right prescription for what was threatening this group. Let’s consider five necessary components of a healthy church.
In the series Technicolor Joy: A Study through Philippians, we learn how to find joy in the most unlikely places as we discover that God can add color to the most black and white moments in life.