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The Church is the body of Christ. Each person makes up an important part of the whole Church.

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Your Part Matters

Welcome
The Connect Card
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We are Gathered here today to GROW closer to Jesus and then GO live it out amongst our worlds and throughout the week.
My Calf
Two muscles - Minor Tear
No surgery - Physical Therepy
Achilles began to hurt - My other leg got sore
Having to overcompensate (Especially at work)
Physical Therapy
She has been giving me massages twice a week
At first it was painful
Now I look forward to it
Feeling so good… (Cleared for Softball/Running)
Your Part Matters (Roles and Titles)
Last Week
New Worship and Arts Pastor - Joel and Krystal
The Tire Guy
22 people working in perfect unison
All kind of jobs (Pulling off a tire)
Middle School Band
Not the prettiest sound
Learning to play together
The Why - All for Jesus - Not man
Summer Focus
Who you are
Who you want to become
How are you going to get there
My Calf
Two muscles - Minor Tear
No surgery - Physical Therepy
Achilles began to hurt - My other leg got sore
Having to overcompensate (Especially at work)
Physical Therapy
She has been giving me massages twice a week
At first it was painful
Now I look forward to it
Feeling so good… (Cleared for Softball/Running)
The Purpose
You were created by God in HIS image. Which means you were gifted with talents that can play a crucial role in helping further God’s Kingdom.
In other words...
You have a part in God’s Story!
Understanding your part can be hard at times
It can be because of lack of Forgiveness
It can be because lack of being asked
It can be because lack of forgiveness
It can be because of lack of communication
Unforgiveness leads to things that can leave you feeling scattered...
Creating emotions like
Doubt, hurt, bitterness, fear, resentment, or even anger...
The Tension for us as a church...
Unforgiveness throws everything out of whack
Lots of different personalities
Does not matter how big or how small...
Lots of different thougths
Lots of different ideas on how thing should be done.

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 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.

14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. 15 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. 16 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? 17 If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?

18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.

TBD
Back drop
The Corinthian Christians had gone overboard in their interest in spiritual gifts.
Opening Up 1 Corinthians Getting Spiritual Gifts into Perspective (vv. 12–31)

The Corinthian Christians had gone overboard in their interest in spiritual gifts. Some had inflated ideas of their personal importance because of their possession of the more public and spectacular gifts. Others wrongfully coveted the gifts that these Christians conspicuously exercised. Envy is always destructive of fellowship and is an opposite of Christian love. Instead of uniting Corinthian believers, spiritual gifts bred division. This preoccupation with spiritual gifts made it necessary for Paul to put them into perspective.

Some had inflated ideas of their personal importance because of their possession of the more public and spectacular gifts.
Others wrongfully coveted the gifts and thought they were better.
Envy is always destructive of fellowship and is an opposite of Christian love.
Instead of uniting Corinthian believers, spiritual gifts bred division.
This was Pauls way of getting them to START OVER
Remember who your gifts are from
Arrows out
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.
Time to ask for forgiveness and forgive.
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 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.
Time to get back on the same page...
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.
14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. 15 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. 16 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? 17 If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?
Sermon Outlines on 1 Corinthians The Spiritual Gifts, Part 2 (1 Corinthians 12:12–20)

A. The body is composed of many members (v. 12).

1. It is so with the body of Christ, the church.

2. Every Christian is baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ (v. 13).

B. Many of the most important members of our physical bodies are not seen or valued. It is the same with the church.

I. There Can be Unity Even Though There Is Great Diversity in the Church

A. Jesus is not here in a physical body. He wants to work through us (v. 12).

1. A normal physical body should have unity.

2. The body of Christ should have unity.

B. The body functions because its parts do different things (vv. 14–17).

1. It would be a disaster if all members did the same thing (v. 17).

2. We are different and God wants to use us.

II. There Should be Right Relationships Among Christians in the Church

A. We need each other (vv. 19–21).

B. We must respect each other (vv. 22–25).

C. We should encourage each other (v. 26).

III. There Is a Basis for Proper Unity and Relationships in the Church

A. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the basis (v. 13).

1. He puts us into the one body.

2. He gives gifts to the members.

B. Must apply Acts 2:38 and Galatians 3:26–27.

1. The “gift of the spirit” (Acts 2:38). Evidently the Holy Spirit Himself.

2. “In Christ” (Galatians 3:26–27). This is a word picture of people putting on a garment.

Conclusion

We have been united in one body by the work of the Holy Spirit as a result of receiving Jesus as our Savior. We are important to God, to the church, and to each other and God wants to use us.

18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.
The body is composed of many members (v. 12).
Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.
The body is composed of many members (v. 12).
It is so with the body of Christ, the church.
1. It is so with the body of Christ, the church.
Every Christian is baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ (v. 13).
2. Every Christian is baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ (v. 13).
Many of the most important members of our physical bodies are not seen or valued. It is the same with the church.
B. Many of the most important members of our physical bodies are not seen or valued. It is the same with the church.
There Can be Unity Even Though There Is Great Diversity in the Church
I. There Can be Unity Even Though There Is Great Diversity in the Church
Jesus is not here in a physical body. He wants to work through us (v. 12).
A. Jesus is not here in a physical body. He wants to work through us (v. 12).
A normal physical body should have unity.
1. A normal physical body should have unity.
The body of Christ should have unity.
2. The body of Christ should have unity.
The body functions because its parts do different things (vv. 14–17).
BThe body functions because its parts do different things (vv. 14–17).
It would be a disaster if all members did the same thing (v. 17).
1. It would be a disaster if all members did the same thing (v. 17).
We are different and God wants to use us.
2. We are different and God wants to use us.
There Should be Right Relationships Among Christians in the Church
II. There Should be Right Relationships Among Christians in the Church
We need each other (vv. 19–21).
A. We need each other (vv. 19–21).
We must respect each other (vv. 22–25).
B. We must respect each other (vv. 22–25).
We should encourage each other (v. 26).
C. We should encourage each other (v. 26).
There Is a Basis for Proper Unity and Relationships in the Church
III. There Is a Basis for Proper Unity and Relationships in the Church
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the basis (v. 13).
A. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the basis (v. 13).
He puts us into the one body.
1. He puts us into the one body.
He gives gifts to the members.
2. He gives gifts to the members.
Must apply and .
B. Must apply and .
1. The “gift of the spirit” (). Evidently the Holy Spirit Himself.
2. “In Christ” (). This is a word picture of people putting on a garment.
Conclusion
We have been united in one body by the work of the Holy Spirit as a result of receiving Jesus as our Savior.
We have been united in one body by the work of the Holy Spirit as a result of receiving Jesus as our Savior. We are important to God, to the church, and to each other and God wants to use us.[1]
We are important to God, to the church, and to each other and God wants to use us.
In order for us to be used we have to forgive
In order for us to move forward Forgiveness must take place
Call The Worship Team Up
Communion
[1] Merold, B. (1995). Sermon Outlines on 1 Corinthians. (S. E. Stone, Ed.) (pp. 45–46). Cincinnati, OH: Standard.
His Body…His Blood
Why? SO WE COULD BE A UNITED WITH HIM
He wants us to be united so we can help unite others back to him!
You cannot be united if you have unforgiveness in your heart
It throws everything off (Calf - Achilles - Other leg)
You need Physical Therepy
That is what works out all that anger, bitterness, resentment, hurt, and so on...
Come to Jesus during this time…Settle your unforgiveness…With Him or whoever has hurt you in your life.
Take time to get right...
That way Jesus can continue to make you WHOLE.
When your WHOLE..You are at your best
The Tension for us as a church...
Lots of different personalities
Lots of different thougths
Lots of different ideas on how thing should be done.
This can lead to division....
My hope for us as a church...
We begin to be united...
I want to ask you for forgiveness
At times I can be scattered, distant, short, pin-ball like
Sometimes there is a why
Other times I am learning by failing
I am sorry…Humility is how I want to lead.
I am hoping you can forgive me
Moving Forward
I need you. We need you. All of you.
The whole body working as one.
Working in a positive and energetic state of mind.
We wont QUIT before the MIRACLE
We will Give all we got on July 27th for families in this community.
We will engage in community groups
We will consistently be inviting people to join us on Saturdays or our community groups.
We will commit to be ENCOURAGING to one another!
Your PART Matters!
He wants us to be united so we can help unite others back to HIM!
He wants us to be united so we can help unite others back to HIM!
A spiritual gift given to each of us so we can help each other.
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