Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1 Corinthians 12:14-31

"As you know, the human body is not made up of only one part, but of many parts. Suppose a foot says, 'I am not a hand, so I'm not part of the body!' Would that mean it's no longer part of the body? Or suppose an ear says, 'I'm not an eye, so I'm not a part of the body!' If the whole body were an eye, how could it hear? If the whole body were an ear, how could it smell? So God put each and every part of the body together as he wanted it. How could it be a body if it only had one part? So there are many parts buy only one body.

God's purpose was that the body should not be divided but rather that all of its parts should feel the same concern for each other. If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts share its suffering. If one part is praised, all the others share in its happiness.

You are Christ's body and each of you is an individual part of it. In the church God has appointed first apostles, next prophets, third teachers, then those who perform miracles, then those who have the gift of healing, then those who help others, those who are managers, and those who can speak in a number of langueages. Not all believers are apostles, are they? Are all of them prophets? Do all of them teach? Do all of them perform miracles or have gifts of healing? Can all of them speak in other langueages or interpret languages?

You only want the better gifts, but I will show you the best thing to do."

Do you know what your
spiritual gift is?
We have been in an in-depth study of this subject this year at Airport Freeway church of Christ. It is very important to know what our gift or gifts are so that we contribute to the healthy body of believers at our local congregation of God's people. The church is the body and you have been placed there by God to do a vital work to the healthy body of Christ.

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