Part 4 - The Application of Faith
Overview: Edification to the Body of Christ
Love, the fruit of abiding in Christ, is further expressed in love for God's people, the church. The church is a corporate relationship of members to members and members to the Head, Jesus Christ. This relationship operates correctly only through agape love. Each believer has been separated from the world and placed into the body of Christ through the sanctifying work of Christ. Corresponding to this separation is the consecration of each member to serve and build up the other members. No believer can glory in himself as being self-made, but rather must glory in God who through each member is building up the whole. Through attributing to God the glory that is His comes the unity and love that the church is consecrated to.