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2/27/2011 ~ Drinking of the Body of Christ


... by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - ... - and have
all been made to drink into one Spirit. ~ 1st Corinthians 12:12-13


All are baptized by the same Spirit
We are Christís bride and as such, we need the dedication.
~ Joined to Him.


For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
~ Ephesians 5:21-33


   His citizens
   His sheep
He is the Great Shepherd

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep."
~ John 10:11


For in fact the body is not one member but many. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 12:14-31

THE WHOLE BODY IS NECESSARY

... those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary ...
~ 1st Corinthians 12:21-23


~ Each part is vital no matter the condition

... with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, ...
~ 1st Peter 3:7


HONOR ALL PARTS OF THE BODY

  Treasure = Value
Doormats ≠ Value

↑          ↓  
Built up or Reduced to.

Each one has to:
1. Admit personal sin
2. Not better than anyone else
3. Dependant on each other

Take your place in the Body.

And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets,
third teachers, after that miracles, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 12:28


Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miricles?
Do all have gifts of healing? ... ~ 1st Corinthians 12:29-30


God gave each of us varying abilities.

... one body, but all the members do not have the same function, ...
~ Romans 12:4-5


No matter how strong or weak.

... the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
~ James 2:26


Many do not get involved with others.

BODY ≠ SEPARATE LIVES

~ We are of one another.

... that there should be no schism in the body ... ~ 1st Corinthians 12:25-26

No one can save you but yourself.
Some think church or churches are not good enough.
Stops people from being part of Christ's active body. <─┘                     


... present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,
which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1


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We need to be in the Body of Christ.




 

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