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Better Together- Individual & The Body

Better Together- First Corinthians Part 4

Speaker: Pastor Ty Neal
Date: September 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

1 Corinthians 12:12- 12For 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. 

 

Quote: “In order to accomplish his work on earth, Jesus had a body made of flesh and blood. In order to accomplish his work today, Jesus has a body that consists of living human beings.” Arnold Bittlenger

 

Acts 9:4- 4And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" 

 

1 Corinthians 12:13- 13For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

 

Quote: “Our membership in the church is a corollary of our faith in Christ. We can no more be a Christian and have nothing to with the church than we can be a person and not be in a family…It is part of the fabric of redemption.” Eugene Peterson

 

1 Corinthians 12:14- 14For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 

 

1 Corinthians 12:15-17- 15If 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. 16And 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. 17If 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? 

 

1 Corinthians 12:18-20- 18But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.

 

1 Corinthians 12:21- 21The 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."

                               

Quote: “There are times when I am confused. My wife will come in to the bedroom and take off her wig and place it in a drawer. She’ll take off her eyelashes and clip them into a small container and place them in the drawer. She’ll remove her necklace and her bracelet and her earrings and place them in her jewelry box and place it in the drawer. By the time she finishes removing everything that isn’t part of her body and placing it in the drawer, I don’t know if I should crawl into the bed or into the drawer. There is more of her in the drawer than in the bed.”

 

1 Corinthians 12:22-24- 22On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 

                               

1 Corinthians 12:24-26- 24which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

 

1 Corinthians 12:27- 27Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 

 

1 Corinthians 12:28- 28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

 

1 Corinthians 12:29-30- 29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 

 

1 Corinthians 12:31- .  31But earnestly desire the higher gifts.

And I will show you a still more excellent way.

 

 

Quote: “The spouse of Christ cannot be adulterous; she is uncorrupted and pure. She knows one home; she guards with chaste modesty the sanctity of one couch. She keeps us for God. She appoints the sons whom she has born for the kingdom. Whoever is separated from the Church and is joined to an adulteress, is separated from the promises of the Church; nor can he who forsakes the Church of Christ attain to the rewards of Christ. He is a stranger; he is profane; he is an enemy. He can no longer have God for his Father, who has not the Church for his mother.” Cyprian

 

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