‘The body of Christ has many different parts, just as any other body does. About forty years ago, the church rediscovered its identity as the body of Christ. being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another,” (Romans 12:5). For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, and we were all given the one Spirit to drink." One Body, Many Parts. Our bodies don’t have just one part. Each part depends on the other parts. As “members one of another” we may differ in what we do, but when we pull it all together in unison … For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. January 25, 2016. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). St. Paul has it so right! Romans 12:4-5. Because we share in the one bread of Holy Communion, we are one body. They have many parts’ Our society tries to instill an attitude of individualism into our minds. So it is with Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12) A parable is told about a group of animals deciding to improve their general welfare by starting a school. Notice the underlying tones that speak against division and promote unity. Christ is the head of the church, but each of us plays an essential role. But God’s Spirit baptized each of us and made us part of the body of Christ. –1 Corinthians 10:17. The title of the song is "We Are Many Parts" and it says: We are many parts, we are all one body, and the gifts we have we are given to share. The curriculum included swimming, running, climbing and … Now we each drink from that same Spirit. As St. Paul puts it in the Gospel reading from yesterday, we are many parts but we are all one body. May the Spirit of love make us one in deed; one, the love that we share, one, our hope in despair, one, the cross that we bear. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. One Body, Many Parts. Spirituality. By Charles F. Stanley. We have all experienced how something as simple as a toothache can affect other parts of the body. June 20, 2016. Share In recent years, much has been said about spiritual gifts—those God-given abilities He equips us with to serve effectively. The title of these booklets is taken from the above Scripture. As one of our GDRV owners, we want to help you find whatever you need to keep your Grand Design luxury Fifth Wheel, Trailer, or Toy Hauler in great shape both outside and inside. 1 Corinthians 12:27 — The human body is amazing. Some of us are Jews, and others are Gentiles. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. One Body with Many Parts - from Henri Nouwen's Bread for the Journey The Church is one body. May 23, 2015. by Mary McGlone. Paul writes, "We were baptised into one body in a single Spirit" (1 Corinthians 12:13). But this one body has many parts. Blog | Scripture for Life. Join us for a virtual Advent reflection series with Dan Schutte. 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