A. The body is one, but made up of many.
-One body - unity
-many members- diversity.
B. Many denominations, one body.
-many christian organizations, clubs, parachurches, and other christian groups, but there is ONE BODY
-It is the Gospel that unites us
-The spirit that baptizes us
-The one singular body that we belong to.
C. Just as the universal church is united by the GOspel
-the local church as an expression of the univeral church is united by the Gospel.
D. Verse 14…There is diversity in the body
-Makes an argument for those who might feel liek they dont belong to the body becuase of the diversity in the Body
-”But I am not an eye....I do not belong to the body”
-Response is…Verse 17
-Your function in the body never devalues your membership in the body
-WHY? verse 18!
I. WE NEED EACH OTHER..
-We have no right to consider someoness less becuase their function is differnt.
-We hav eno right to tell someone we have no need of them because their function is different
AGAIN…WE NEED EACH OTHER.
List in order of higher gifts to lower gifts...
Apostles, prophets, third teachers, THEN miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, adminisrating, and various kinds of tongues....
seresi of questions…VERSE 29
EARNESTLY DESIRE THE HIGHER GIFTS
miss interpreted and totally out of context...
COllege…speak in tounges qeustion...“do you want too????”