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A man got on the train in Memphis, Tennessee at 10pm.
He told the conductor to wake him, and be SURE he
got off in Jackson, Mississippi when the train arrived there.

He said, "I'm a little groggy when I first wake up.
So don't pay attention to what I say.
Just be SURE I get off the train in Jackson."

The next morning, the man woke up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!
OH! He was MAD!
He found the conductor, and really chewed him out!

Now, a man from Baton Rouge had just boarded the train,
and heard some of the discussion.
He said to the conductor, "Wowsee! Dat man was mad yeh!"

The conductor said, "Well, he wasn't as mad as the man
I put off the train in Jackson, Mississippi this morning!"

Eph 4:11-16 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets;
and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro,
and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness,
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in
all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and
compacted by that which every joint supplieth,
according to the effectual working in the measure of every part,
maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Some so-called Christians are like the man on the train.
They want to define their own destination, but
don't want to pay the price of energy to obtain it!
And, they become offended or angry when they
are told the REAL JOB!

The REAL JOB of the Christian is to be a part of
the body of Christ, and to become part of the MINISTRY
of the church!

The "body" of Christ (church) must be
"fitly joined together" by the Holy Spirit of God.
This means we ALL must be LISTENING to God's directions!

Only God's Holy Spirit can cause "the effectual working
in the measure of every PART!"

Is YOUR church EVANGELIZING the lost?
Is YOUR church EDUCATING the saved?
Is YOUR church ENERGIZING the body so that
EACH one can Evangelize and Educate?

WHY isn't your church doing those things?
Is it because YOU aren't doing YOUR part?


Be part of the body, coordinated under God's Word
and His Holy Spirit.
COOPERATING with other to perform the proper
purposes of the church.


Love ya!
Bro. Bruce