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Mar 11, 2018

If We Are The Body

If We Are The Body

Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Speaker: Brian Ondracek

Series: Community Fellowship

Category: Sunday Worship

1. It is by faith in Christ that we become a member of His Body. 2. There is no such thing as a body part that’s not part of the body. 3. Each of us has a vital role to play within this local body.

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If we are the Body
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Ephesians 4:15b-16

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12

For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.
1 Corinthians 12:14-16

If We Are His Body . . . then none of us is insignificant
If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
1 Corinthians 12:17-20

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
1 Corinthians 12:21

If We Are His Body . . . then ALL of us are essential.

On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment.
1 Corinthians 12:22-24a

But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

1 Corinthians 12:24b-27

If We Are His Body . . . then we work in unity to care for each other.

. . . we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Ephesians 4:15b-16

If We Are His Body . . . then all of us take direction from Christ and fulfill the role we have been given to build up the Body.

APPLICATION

1. It is by faith in Christ that we become a
member of His Body.

2. There is no such thing as a body part that’s
not part of the body.

3. Each of us has a vital role to play within this
local body.