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We Are a Body, Part 2

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July 23, 2021 8:00 am

We Are a Body, Part 2

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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July 23, 2021 8:00 am

Understanding how important connectedness is if body parts are to function properly; based on Romans 12:5 and other passages. (Included in the9-part series The Power of We.)

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In your mind that you want in life change change and come easily is going to be convenient to wake up one more jacked up to this deliverance to help the wholeness. I'm getting better and that area of my life. It's because they went after it, in one way or another, all of us needs to be healed from something you needed I needed. The question is how badly do we want hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, Senior Pastor destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. Pastor Paul has a great message for us today. A gentle reminder that the road from darkness to destiny is paved by good old-fashioned hard. Be encouraged today with God in the church on your side. You don't have to make that journey stay with us now or visit Pastor to listen to me, that's Pastor you can also listen or subscribe to the Destin for victory podcast. It's bona fide Podcast or wherever you get right now is Pastor Paul. Today's Destin for victory message. Our body in the last message I talked about the fact that we are a flock we already flock and we looked at the asked 20 and 28 therefore take heed to yourselves. Paul says to the elders of the church and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which he purchased with his own blood. And I talked about the fact that some of us are called to be leaders of the flock. That's what a pastor is Pastor means he is the shepherd of the flock of God. God gives us responsibility as shepherds under shepherd sees the great Shepherd. But you made it under shepherd who watches for your soul that we talked about the fact that pastors are called to gather God's people there called the watch for their souls and their called to lead and feed the flock.

I ended bear talking about the fact that you shouldn't be in the church where you're not being well led or well fed. Don't belong to it certificate not leading you anywhere good in God's purpose for your life and for God sake don't belong to a church is not feeding you well on the things of God and so back in my early days on them. When I first got to California I was saying the people I want to reach unchurched people left the calling on my life and so tell your friends to go to other churches stated they can visit every now and then become stay there all help me reach unchurched people I know what I meant back then but over the decades, I've come to see there are so many folk you can keep him in the church where they all called Diane over there bad guy not being well well amen I'm not, many names are you good good.

I talked about people having call anybody's name. I'm just saying if you have a church and you're not being led into the things of God and you not being fed the word of God of your being fed dry goods emotions of your being fed what somebody thinks of you being fed what was just on the Internet. You need the eternal God. We are sanctified.

We are changed we are made will God wants us to be as we saturate ourselves in the proper teaching in the proper division of God's word, and so I no longer say that if you got friends and they some way eaten brown grass and drinking bad water, tell them you got a shepherd who is committed to leading you beside still waters and you need to be there somewhere like there I'm not in the sheep stealing but if you are sick, they need to get rescued. Sometimes so y'all rescue your friends were somewhere get sick and you know sometime they spend half the time talking about how bad the church is or how bad the pastor you because we need to invest in our old welfare and what is in our own best interest, and so we are a flock.

Now I want to move on now and talk to you about the fact that not only are we a flock, but we are a body we are a body I want you to look with me at Romans chapter 12 verse five. Romans chapter 12 verse five you'll find this we being many, are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. So we, being many, are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. I need you to understand God said in his word. My church is to be characterized as a body, he tells the apostle Paul is you write my church. Tell them that we are a body and I want you to get the revelation just like I tried to give you revelation about what it means to be part of a flock how important it is to gather how important it is to be their president. I said about being a flock you gotta be together even in service these days. With technology you can watch the services of many live streaming charges at home and that's wonderful for the second shot in. That's not photo well and Dr. go out to well about to go out need to go out first to the house of God, where you connect with other people. You can make your life you pray for them. You minister to them for you for your encouraging words and you will receive the word of God together sometime tomorrow give you up a way to minister to somebody before they leave. And so you need to understand the power of gathering together now that theme is reemphasized as were described as the church as a body we being many, are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. Three sub points I want to make and I'll let you go. The first is body parts require connection in order to fulfill their purpose.

Have you noticed that I went nobody can you see anything that you noticed that in the year that's been severed from the head can't hear anything.

Have you noticed that amount has to be interface Did mess the parts can function apart from the rest of the body. That's what God is telling us when the apostle Paul. He calls us a body you have to be connected.

If you see I and dear mouth and is disconnected but is still trying to function as a movie is there should be no feet walking around here with nobody over top of it simply start coming out right now.

This plays out in nothing flat.

Y'all won't even try to go in the spiritual authority I rebuked what it would look good I would do what I would do go my way to my car.

Why, because you know something is wrong.

I suppose I have a body over top of it. I will get a job is the way it always so why do we have a well trying to be separated and then from everything and everybody else, just me and Jesus is the Greek word for that, but only because Jesus is the one who called you to be connected so don't get on me.

I don't need a pastor. I just just me and the Lord he speaks to me all day long.

I know people like that your never met him. I got some I can introduce you to. They don't go to church unless the Lord leads him every now and then they pop up and someone will tell me the Lord led me over here like he let you everything you just don't hear the rest of it up next the second half of today's suggestion for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard but we want to take a moment to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support help pastor Paul share the gospel all over the world and right now during the busy summer months when donations often decline your support is especially needed so as God leads prayerfully consider making a generous gift to Destin for victory today. Give online it pastor that's pastor or call 855-339-5500 and if you need a breakthrough today. Maybe healing from a past her to her present challenge family do you want peers pastor Paul was arrested today's message. We are body parts be.

We desire and the importance of the parts of the body in order for us to function the way where suppose the function so do not give me this spiritual stuff fact of the matter is, it is Jesus who baptizes us by his Spirit into the body and we just read in the in Romans 12 five we, being many, are one and individually we are members of one another with members of one another.

So we got to understand that in order for you to function in the calling God has on your life and the gifting is God's given you in order for you to be healthy as a spiritual being you've got to be connected not just to God but to the body because the parts of the body help you do what you gonna do that later illustrated in the darkness of maybe the middle of the night walk into the bathroom or whatever and you caught your bed. When asked how could you think you know how to live, so no need to turn it on the light know how to's room is and so you want, but that one child catches the bad. Anybody ever had a similar experience. I got some witnesses so they can help me preach this point right here, if you catch that thing just right. Although it's up dark your lights up paying somebody you would pay but let me show you how important a part working with you all. So let's just say for revelation. You are so you just got caught on something. The pain is indescribable. The more you can describe it, but the rest of the body kicks in her work starts hopping you back to the old shoe so I can get you where you made so that you will need to be, but come on down.she went to bed while being a person who has no place for your but delaying so that's got to reaches down and says to the last hole. I know you can't do anything for yourself just go rob you understand me and get seated them out to what the child can say we don't express anything that you you are sanctified, you still chasing will quit perpetrating a fraud. You will get here who have yells and why, because the whole body gets in on what this one part needs.

That's the way we've got to live our lives and the people of God somewhere in pain and there's nobody to help me.

I am in trouble. So the connectedness is absolutely essential. Quit trying to act like you are a self-contained package. You are not you need what the other parts bring to the table if it's not for them. You will not be successful in living your life. God's way. The body parts require connectedness in order to fulfill their purpose in order to get through the challenges you've got to be connected. Another sub point when wounded, broken or diseased body parts require specific treatment in order to heal. I want to think about this. I need to park here for a while. When a body part is wounded, broken or diseased. It requires specific treatment in order to heal. Think about your body, think about what it is to have a wound somewhere on your body to have brokenness anybody here ever broken a wrist aura are more related to Gore Angkor and if anybody ever had a broken part of the okay. We got some I got some witnesses in here listen when that happens, you need to be able to get some proper attention to that part of your body. If you're going to get back to full functionality. One of the common sayings that is totally incorrect and in fact is damaging is this lie. Time heals all wounds.

That is not true. Ask anybody in the healthcare practices anywhere in healthcare anywhere in physical rehab any of those disciplines time doesn't heal alone.

Just think about it. If something is broken is diseased is wounded. You can't just say I give her some time to be fine. No, you won't be fine depends on what it is something you said well broken limb.

They can't really do much, so I just keep the risk inactive till he gets back to where suppose to be no you need to go somewhere. So the right people can do x-rays and assess what is broken, how to set it so that it can get properly put back in the right position that will teach you how to keep it isolated from activity that will be helpful.

They have some ways to help you get better but time alone is not going to do it about what we so far need to track equipment you got to know. Time doesn't have a healing agent that totally wipes out whatever is wrong, depending on the type of wounded depending on the type of breakage and especially depending on the type of disease. Do you know flu isn't the same now that it once was. There are now strands in an and different types. This is not your grandma's different things going on now and there are different ways that various diseases manifest they say there are some diseases that actually stealing things itself or updates get this please have something that down and want to get well but some diseases have their aim is to take you out what I think just get healthcare has no personality. It's job is to not let you get well and so you gotta want to stay in time doesn't heal wounds by itself. You've got to give the right attention to dealing with your woundedness, your brokenness or your disease. So we in the body of Christ. When we a particular body part when you are one when you are broken when you are diseased. Don't sit somewhere by yourself and say I would just wait till I feel better, stop going to church down for like being ran all the happy people when I'll just mess up the atmosphere so no need to be be in their they all happy. Let them just going to sing and shout and rejoice.

I just stay here by myself. That doesn't heal and so I know your feelings are telling you to stay here.

Why bother with that.

It just get on your nerves.

They go sing stuff you don't want to say they don't say stuff you don't want to hear Pascoe be up to crack a joke on file laugh, that's your disease fight against healing because laughter is actually Madison. According to the word amen my Bible laughter is actually Madison you want to say. Well necessarily feel like it, but I do and I know my best legal had me laughing at some point and I might as well laugh at something that's making a real point, then the sit home laughing at a comedian who was going to do nothing to feed you in a positive way. Maybe you're listening today you're saying to yourself, that's me. I'm the one who needs to get from wounded too well will if so, remember what Pastor Paul said desire is not the same thing as faith. If you want to be healed.

Ask for help and don't stop asking until you get the solution is easy is the following through with it sometimes is hard our prayer for you today is that you will be a person of faith, a person who follows through a person was willing to take part in your journey from darkness to destiny well before he ascended to heaven. The last thing Jesus told his disciples was to go into all the world and make more disciples. That's our mission here destined for victory, and we depend on friends like you to partner with us so that together we can reach the world for Christ is our way of saying thanks for your partnership of $20 or more a month will send you if you think you gifts including one of Pastor Paul's most popular CDs.

The best of let my people smile, call 855-339-5500 to find out more about how to become a destined for victory, partner, or mail your gift letting us know you wish to become a partner. The address is destine for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. You can also partner with us from our website. Pastor now if you can't become a monthly partner but can make a generous donation. We be happy to send you by request a copy of Pastor Paul's booklet finding strength in tough times. That's finding strength in tough times our gift to you by request for your generous donation to destine for victory and I will let you know that that's the way we have to be as the people of God. We've got to be connected and we've got to get our broken places healed so we both connected and where healthy and we strike a mighty blow against the works of darkness. Things are going to change you can do that in your life you can do that your individual life that's next time he Pastor Paul Shepard's message. We are a body. Until then, enjoy your weekend and remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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