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Body Parts


Romans 12:3-8 (NIV)

3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

I.       Introduction:

II.    Evaluate Yourself Honestly: The True Self

A.    An Expression Of Humility

1.      Resist An Overrated View Of Yourself

2.      Develop An Accurate View Of Yourself

B.     An Expression Of Faith

1.      Faith In Yourself

2.      Faith In God

III. Establish Yourself In Community: A Special Bond

A.    Established In Diversity

1.      Many Different Members

2.      Many Different Functions

B.     Established In Unity

1.      Members Comprising One Body

2.      Members Belonging To One Another

IV. Exercise Your Gifts Responsibly: A Spiritual Obligation

A.    Responsible To Use Gifts Given To Us

1.      Distributed To Each Individually

2.      Dispensed by Grace Generally

B.     Responsible To Use Gifts For Others

1.      Sharing Unselfishly: A Channel

2.      Sharing Enthusiastically: A Charger

V.    Conclusion:

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