Day 14: The Body of Christ

You don’t have to look far to find a diet or exercise plan to help you take care of your body. People have a lot of different motivations to eat better and get more exercise, and whether you are trying to lose weight, live longer, or look younger, it takes both a cognitive and a behavioral change to be successful. To be your best you have to do your best if you want to improve the overall health of your body.

Thirteen different Point alums have shared ways we can all do our best for the Lord. I hope you have enjoyed reading these devotions as much as I have. As I looked back at our devotional writers, they each have unique skills and talents and serve the Lord and his church in various ways. Some are pastors, some are school teachers, some are fire fighters, two are serving in their native countries after graduating from Point, two work with college students in campus ministries, and others serve as leaders in business.  In Ephesians 4 :11, Paul reminds us that in order to accomplish the mission of the church, God made some apostles, prophets, shepherds and teachers. Paul continued that when these various gifted people work together—different members of the body doing different jobs—we can maintain and grow a healthy and functioning body, doing the job Jesus put us on earth to do.

We all have to do our best to present Jesus to the world in a way that is, what Paul calls in I Corinthians, the aroma of Christ. At Point University, we are committed to doing our best to train leaders who will be the hands and feet of Jesus and are committed to building up his body, the church, until we all attain the full stature of the fullness of Christ.

Written by Dean Collins ’79, Point University President