Church vs. State

 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ      

Some of you may have heard about the regulation that the state of California was trying to push on the church, limiting home gatherings, but God is still king. The church pushed back on this matter and it ended up in the supreme court, but of course in this matter I come bearing good news, the good news that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the church. Home gatherings are still going on. Now it’s understandable that the state was just trying to protect its people, or so I hope that’s the reasoning.

The city of Fortville, Indiana has found a way to take Church vs. State and make it Church and State. We need more cities across the United States to take this approach. The Mount Vernon Trustee’s Office realizing their limits and  knowing it the large task of building and funding a fire department within their township gave the charge to several churches in the community to take on the task of Food Rescue for their community. Several churches were asked and instead of competing for the job they joined forces and became the Food Pantry Task Force, which is now growing into the Fortville Area Resource Mission (FARM). Since that time Fortville Christian Church has become the hub where the churches meet once a month to discuss how each church individually is addressing this need and The Mercy Table Outpost and FEED Outpost from Mercy Road Church Northeast are regular attendees at this meeting. Our combined efforts to serve the communities we live in with the love of Jesus Christ breaks boundaries and is far reaching. 

So come on United States cities, towns, townships, villages, etc. demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by working together. For we are one body with many members AND, (not vs.) one nation under God.

1 Corinthians 12:-26 One Body with Many Members

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

Written by: Joseph Cabrera

Published by The Mercy Table

Love God. Love People.

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