Monday, June 7, 2010

1 Corinthians 12 - Unity with Gifts

by Katrina

LINK: 1 Corinthians 12

BACKGROUND
The same Holy Spirit gives gifts to all believers, but all the gifts are not the same. The variety of gifts is God's design for the body of Christ, enabling His church to work together to achieve His purpose. One person cannot say he is more important than all the others, because the body needs all the others in order to function properly. All members of the body need to be cared for as well. Jesus is the head of the body, and all believers are equal members of His body.

REFLECTION/APPLICATION
If you haven't done it already, take a look at Carol's links from last month (Romans 12) on spiritual gifts. They are "spiritual gifts at a glance" and "spiritual gifts assessment." Give some thought to what your spiritual gifts are. How are you using your gifts to serve the Lord and the body of believers? Do you treat people with certain gifts better or worse than those with other gifts? "There should be no division in the body, but the members should have the same care for one another" (verse 25).


PRAYER
Lord, help us to recognize the gifts you have given us and to learn to use them for your glory!
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