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Monday, October 24, 2011

The Body of Christ

The Bible defines the Church as the body of Christ.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?  --1 Corinthians 12:12-19 King James Version   Our bodies have many parts.  Most of us have arms, legs, a trunk, a head, and digits.  Whenever there is a lack of any of those ingredients, the body does not function fully.  Many of us understand what it's like for a body to suffer.  The Church is compared to a human body.  It suffers when there is a lack of a body part.  It's important that every member of the Christian faith do their part within the community.  It is important that we do the jobs that God has given to us.  We must remember that the Spirit of God gives each Christian special talents and skills.  It is our responsibility to use those talents and skills correctly.   We must all do our parts within the body.  That ensures that the body of Christ remain healthy.    If our senses go, our bodies suffer.  Other parts have to compensate for the lack of one ability or another.  Just think of what can be accomplished with a healthy body.  There would be less limits on the body.  The body parts would be less stressed.   Let's all do our part within the body of Christ.   Together, we can accomplish much.  The kingdom of God needs us to use our talents and skills to the best of our ability.  Many people still need to learn about God and His love for humanity.  Let's be the eyes, ears, hands, and feet of the body of Christ as God has appointed us. 
 Thanks for reading today's blog entry about the body of Christ, the Church.  I appreciate you taking the time to read it.
 How about you, my readers?  As Christians, do you understand the concept of the church being the body of Christ?  What part do you have within the body of Christ?  Do you truly know what it means to be an integral part of the Church?  I encourage you to read different versions of 1 Corinthians 12:12-19 to understand what the Bible says about the Church being the body of Christ.    May the only true God of all gods bless us, my dear friends, with His wisdom and peace.  In Jesus' name.  Amen!  
This has been an entry for the Spiritual Sundays series. 

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