I Am a Church Member - Thom Rainer (part III of V)
Membership Means We Are Different but We Still Work Together
With a country club membership you pay others to do the work for you. With church membership, everyone has a role or function. That is why some are hands, feet, ears, or eyes. We are all different, but we are necessary parts of the whole.
Each part, therefore, has to do its work, or the whole body suffers. There is a beautiful diversity in the midst of unity in church membership. The Bible makes it clear that if one part does not do its job, the whole body does not function well.
But if one part does its job well, the whole body rejoices and is stronger: “So if one member suffers, all the members with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it” (1 Cor. 12:26).