One Body, Many Parts 1 Corinthians 12
Puzzle - missing pieces - daughter’s puzzle collection - maybe didn’t seem important at the time but they are when assembling the puzzle.
The Church works this way. All the parts are important - eye, hand, head, feet.
1 - Some don’t like to be visible. Specially important, treated with extra care
We give greater honor to those
2 - When one part suffers we all do.
picture out-of-balance body which hurts itself
3 - Church is full of gifts
Many gifts, all important, all to be desired. All point us directly to our Savior. This is the task of the Holy Spirit. Notice though the importance of reading and interpretation of God’s Word. It is in the Word of God that we receive the faith and trust, the conviction, the repentance and forgiveness we need.
All gifts are for three purposes in the Church
“What do we mean to accomplish by this? Why does our group exist? Are we fulfilling one or more of the churchly purposes? “Why do we do what we do?”
God raises up all the gifts we need.
How is he working in you, preparing you to use your gifts?
How can we as a church help you see the Lord working through you?
ongoing Bible study and discipleship
involvement in service to the saints
there is always something for those who are willing to do as they seek to express their faith