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A sharing by Pastor James Ho for this song:

In Paul’s many epistles, he talked a lot about the church as the body of Christ. Christ is the head of the church, and he is the Savior of the body (Eph 5:23). Paul is particularly concerned about the body life. Though we are individually members of the body, we function in unity and in harmony. If one member suffers, all suffer. If one member is honored, all rejoice with it (1Cor 12:26).

It brings comfort and encouragement to all members of the body because when we are engaged in spiritual battle, we are not fighting alone. We all are our brother’s keepers. In times of testing of faith, we will uphold one another in prayers and stand by one another in the battle against the evil one.

Christ’s vision of his body is a glorious church. He would sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word (Eph 5:26-27). We belong to Christ. We need to be constantly cleansed by the word of God in order to become a glorious church. Thus the song ‘We belong to you’ is to encourage one another to fight the good fight of faith as one body in Christ.

在保罗书信当中,他多次提到教会是基督的身体。基督是教会的头,他又是教会全体的救主 (弗 5:23)。保罗特别关注身体的运作。若一个肢体受苦,所有的肢体就一同受苦;若一个肢体得荣耀,所有的肢体就一同快乐(林前 12:26)。



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