Based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-30
Last week I asked you to see if you knew your spiritual gifts. There are 4 different sections in the Bible that speak to spiritual gifts: Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12: 7-10, 1 Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Peter 4:10-11. How has the Spirit manifested himself in your life? On further reflection have you realized anything else?
Does membership in the body of Christ mean much to you right now? Why or why not?
1 Corinthians 12:15 and 21 Have you either felt like you aren’t good enough to be part of the body or you don’t need the rest of the body?
1 Corinthians 12:24 “But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it”. What parts of the body do you think God is giving greater honor to? Do you equally honor them?
1 Corinthians 12:27-30 What role do you have in the body of Christ – both in this congregation and the larger church? How can I and the people around you help you discover your role and live it?
What is the richness of the picture of the body of Christ? How is it better than the idea of a ‘team’ or a ‘group’? How does the picture of a body fit into God’s narrative of redemption?