• Chris Steele

A Better Church Begins with Me!

Be Strong, Be Well — Sunday, December 27, 2020


Whenever we talk about the church, good or bad, we should remember we are included in those comments. We are either part of the problem or part of the solution. God expects us to do our part in helping the church be successful in growth and faithfulness, and to live in peace and harmony among ourselves (1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:15-16, 31-32; Romans 12:15-18; Galatians 6:1-2).

As the family of God, each of us as individuals, can help the church by building up the body of Christ rather than being critical of what the church is trying to do (1 Corinthians 10:10; Hebrews 12:1). One of the best ways we can help the church is to guard our lives daily against doing or saying anything that would bring shame or reproach on the church. After all, we’re called by His name. We wear His name. We are identified by His name (Acts 11:35; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Timothy 2:19).

By following these rules, we are careful to live the example of the Lord, Jesus, before the world. This makes the good life we have in Christ appealing to those outside the church body. We can use words or our example, to teach others the truth about Christ and His church (1 Peter 3:15-17; Matthew 5:13-16).

A better church, a living church, an improving church, must begin with me, and the time to begin is now. —Chris

Recent Posts

See All

Patience!

Be Strong, Be Well — Friday, July 23, 2021 We cannot begin to imagine what it was like to be the Jews in Babylonian captivity. They were dealing with their guilt. They must have been thinking, “The re

Are You Controversial?

Be Strong, Be Well — Friday, July 16, 2021 How would we answer if someone asked us, "As a Christian, are you controversial?" We would have to answer, "Yes!" A group of lawmakers is trying to stop Chic

Getting Through It

Be Strong, Be Well — Thursday, July 8, 2021 When we get caught in trying and difficult circumstances, we tend to think there must be a quick and easy way out. We may choose to do nothing, hoping it wi