One Body, Many Parts…

1 corinthians 12 12-14

Good morning, Beautiful Lights of God:

Today, tomorrow, and every day to come, I want you all to be proud and bold, in Christ. You are shinning bright, with the calling and giftings that God has placed in and on your life. 

God did not give us all the same calling or gifts. No gift is less or greater than the other. Perfect, make perfect, the gift and calling that God has placed in your care. Work in unison with other members of the body of Christ. 

The Apostle Paul, in letter to the Corinthians, explains how the body of Christ is to work together in unison rather than competition. Paul explains that we are all operating under the anointing of same Holy Spirit. 

1 Corinthians 12:4-14 

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but they all come from the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve the same Lord, and we can each do different things. Yet the same God works in all of us and helps us in everything we do.

The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others. Some of us can speak with wisdom, while others can speak with knowledge, but these gifts come from the same Spirit. To others the Spirit has given great faith or the power to heal the sick 10 or the power to work mighty miracles. Some of us are prophets, and some of us recognize when God’s Spirit is present.  Others can speak different kinds of languages, and still others can tell what these languages mean. 11 But it is the Spirit who does all this and decides which gifts to give to each of us.

One Body with Many Parts

12 The body of Christ has many different parts, just as any other body does. 13 Some of us are Jews, and others are Gentiles. Some of us are slaves, and others are free. But God’s Spirit baptized each of us and made us part of the body of Christ. Now we each drink from that same Spirit. 14 Our bodies don’t have just one part. They have many parts.

We all need each other and the world needs us. There is plenty of room at the Table. It’s not about us, it’s about Jesus. Amen.

Now praise God like you really, really love Him.

I love you with an amazing and everlasting love.

Rev. Marcia Davis

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