May 12, 2013 Posted by admin in Events

Welcome To The Body

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit. Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, "I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand," that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, "I am not part of the body because I am not an eye," would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything? But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body The eye can never say to the hand, "I don't need you." The head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you."
1 Corinthians 12:12-21 NLT

This process of discovering and executing God's Will for your life will begin with a study of how God's church is structured. Why? You need to know how the entire system works before you can understand where you fit and why. The Church is not only described as God's building but also The Body of Christ. No part of a building is more important than the building as a whole. In the same way, no member of The Body of Christ is more important than The Body of Christ as a whole.

The same way your body is nothing more than the sum of its individual parts the current state of The Church is a reflection of the state of its individual members. Where people are operating proficiently in the positions God has placed them The Church is strong but where there is a dereliction of duty The Church suffers.

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Ephesians 4:15-16 NLT

Take a look in a full length mirror at the parts of your body you can see. Each part is uniquely shaped and equipped for a different function. Therefore, you don't walk with your ears or hear with your feet. You also don't pick things up with your mouth and put them in your hands to eat. Unless you're trying out for a circus or are compensating for some unfortunate malfunction you tend to use each body part as it has been designed.

The Body of Christ is no different. Jesus Christ is the head but the rest of us make up the body. Like a complex puzzle, each piece is uniquely shaped to fit in an exact location. Until every piece is in place, the puzzle even if it begins to take shape remains incomplete. Every part is connected and dependent on the others. Jesus Christ has a special work for each body part and as each part functions it helps the other parts to develop.

If you don't know why you were created you can end up spending your entire life functioning in a role contrary to your design. Only when body parts function as they are designed can they operate efficiently and maximize their God-given potential. That's the same for you. The rest of us who comprise the other components in The Body of Christ need you to find where you fit and fulfill your role because it affects all of us.

You are personally invited to join us in Atlanta, GA for our exciting, new monthly bible study; "The Body". Our mission is to bring people into The Body of Christ, help them to discover where they fit and show them how to execute their purpose with a burning passion for Jesus!

Join us every 2nd Saturday as we address Biblical steps toward discovering and executing The Will of God for your life. By the time we're finished you will be well on your way to fulfilling your destiny. Contact us for more details and to RSVP. Invite a friend.

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