The new Mission Bible Church website is live. Click HERE to view or visit http://www.missionbible.org and add to your bookmarks. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be adding a media player and smartphone app so that all MBC members and attendees can receive real-time updates, sermons, prayer, and ministry event information, while also being able to provide feedback and give offerings remotely.
It’s a personal blessing (and relief) to work alongside talented staff members and lay leaders who give their very best each week – Never for their glory, always for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 12:20-23 says, “There are many members, but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you’; or again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’ On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor…”
Paul is writing this to the local church of Corinth who likely read it together before their intimate Sunday gathering for worship. There were some in the room who apparently thought highly of themselves and a few in the room who felt pretty useless. Yet, Paul teaches that the seeming “weaker” or unknown people of that body deserved high honor. It’s easy to recognize the eye or mouth of a body and assume it’s importance but the reality is that without an eye or mouth any body still lives on. But, start taking away some of the internal and unseen organs and that body will not survive.
It may seem to most that we’re simply launching a new website and app. One among millions. But, for me today (and to Christ) it represents men and women who live out their faith and fulfill unseen ministry, from children’s work to ushering to greeting to small groups to missions to tech each week, all unseen but important functions of Christ’s body the church and standing as worshipful obedience in honor of their great King Jesus.
Honored to serve with you and excited for all that God will do in and through you in 2015!