1 Corinthians 12: 12-26 – The World in Front of the Text

This week in our Rooted in Christ, we are going to continue in a path of that we started last week, look at finding our role in the church.  Last week we talk about the vine and branches.  This week we will be looking at 1 Corinthians 12: 12-26.  We will be talking about spiritual gifts.  

Today, I want us to think about two things as we think about what this text means to us in our lives.  First, what is your gift?  What are you good at?  What is it that gifts you joy and fulfillment? That’s how I look at gifts.  What is it in your life that truly gives you that sense that you are right in the middle of what it is that God is calling you to do?  

Maybe it’s singing.  Or serving.  Or working.  I’m not sure what it is, but there is something that you are able to do, that gives you that sense of fulfillment.  Are you using it for the kingdom?  Are you using it for the church?  

Secondly, how do you look at others in the church that may be “different” than you?  If you are an eye, how do you look at the ear?  How do you look at the youth?  Or the children?  Or older adults?  Do you look for a way to serve them?  To show them God’s love?  To care for them?  

It isn’t just enough to allow those “ears” into the church, but how do we seek to love them as Christ does?  This is Children’s Sabbath.  How do we love our children?  Our young parents?  Our single parents?  Do we seek to find ways to show them each the love and compassion of Christ?  

The Body needs all kinds of parts and all kinds of people.  May we seek to live fully into our callings and gifts. And may we seek to love and serve everyone with their calling and their gifts.  

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