One Body In Christ – Romans 12:5
Romans 12:5 “So we who are many are one Body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
In the Body of Christ the Lord desires that we be members one of another and be built up together corporately. Taylor experienced trying to find his own plan for his life by himself, but by the Lord’s mercy he was able to be joined to other Christians and begin to live the “body life” which is according to God’s plan for the members of His body.
God’s Eternal Purpose – Ephesians 3:10-11
“that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church … in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~Eph 3:10-11. Often as Christians we are seeking God’s purpose for our lives, but our purpose can only be understood in the context of God’s eternal purpose. God’s eternal purpose is to have the church, a group of people who express him and manifest his wisdom to the whole universe.