“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other” (Romans 12:4-5 NLT).
You need me, and I need you. You need the people around you, and they need you. We belong to each other.
A lot of good self-help books will tell you the right thing to do, but they don’t provide the two things the Bible says you must have: God’s power and community. That’s what you need to really change. Change requires community.
At Saddleback Church, we’ve got people from every kind of background. We speak 65 languages at our church and have members from many different religious and ethnic backgrounds.
But what we have in common is our love for Jesus Christ. That unites us and allows us to help each other out.
Galatians 3:28 says, “In Christ, there is no difference between Jew and Greek, slave and free person, male and female. You are all the same in Christ Jesus” (NCV).