Episode 318

Prayer 2021 - November 16 - Why We Need Other Denominations pt 4

  Scripture For Today:

 Philemon 1:4

“I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers…”

Why We Need Other Denominations pt 4

The past few days, I’ve been sharing with you some comparisons about various parts of the body working together – even though they all have different functions. The main thing I’ve been emphasizing is, no matter how small or insignificant the body part or function, if ALL of the parts are not harmonized and working together, the whole body suffers.

Today, I just want to summarize for you what we’ve discovered about different denominations all being part of the Body of Christ.

We realized, in our example, that it takes all different kinds of people and skills to work together with one goal – building the house. Each person has different areas of responsibility. Each person must get their job accomplished – often before someone else can come in and continue the building process.

Each denomination, each church in your community – has a different responsibility. Each pastor has certain people he or she can reach. And each pastor has certain people that they will never reach. Even in the same church!

When we had our church, not all the time, but often, I would say something to the effect of, “If something I have said today has tugged your heart and you want to receive Jesus as your Savior, come forward or let me know so we can pray together.” 

Then I would add, “If you are looking for a church, but you’re not sure if this church is right for you – it probably isn’t. I’m not going to beat around the bush here. If you tell me what you are looking for in a church – I know a lot of pastors in this town and I can introduce you or send you to a church that will minister to YOU.”

You see, I want to build the Body of Christ. I did not – and I do not – need to have excess baggage in my ministry that holds me back from ministering to the people GOD has called me to minister to!

I may offend many pastors by saying this, but so be it. STOP worrying about church attendance and START worrying about the Body of Christ as a whole!  

The first part is YOU trying to do SOMETHING.  The second is God using YOU to do something! 

There is HUGE difference! Amen!

That is what I mean by “We need different denominations!”  YOU cannot minister to every person that walks through your doors to “see what you are about.” Stop pretending you can!

Using the references to different skill sets that are necessary to build a house, I will close with this…

Have you ever noticed it takes a former alcoholic to minister to an alcoholic? Or a former drug addict to minister to another drug addict? Or a former prostitute to minister to a prostitute? Why is that?

Because they can relate.

So, if you are a plumber, you need to go to a plumbers church. If you are a roofer, you need to go to a roofers church. If you are an electrician, you need to attend an electricians church. 

A plumber attending a roofers church, where the lingo is about roofing terminology and inside jokes, etc., is not going to “fit in.” Just like an electrician attending a plumbers church won’t fit in.

You need to attend a church that is matched to you!  

Now do you see why we need all of the denominations we have? Each serves a particular purpose. But together, we are all building the Body of Christ!

Let’s Pray!

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Bob Thibodeau

Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

Due to the immense success Pastor Bob has achieved in the online ministry world, he is often asked by others "How to start a podcast." Not wanting to refer Christian brothers and sisters back into the world for help in establishing a Christian themed podcast, he started to develop the "Podcast-Training" platform offered through our ministry. He conducts training on a weekly basis to assist others in the development of their own personal podcast as well as ministry related podcasts that can air on Evangelism Radio.

Now, he has placed all of this information under one website location, "Podcasters for Christ." This makes it easier for other Christians to find the services they need in one spot rather than having to visit several different websites.

More information can be obtained at www.PodcastersforChrist.com