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Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday's Message: What is my function?

 Here God the Father, through the Apostle Paul, lays out a very descriptive and clear illustration of the “Body of Christ” or the church.  We all have a part in the productivity, or lack thereof, in the church.  Of course, we as parts of the body of Christ all share one duty and that is of producing life just as in our bodies.  Every part may have various functions but all of them take part in the area of producing life.  God has perfectly crafted a host of ways for us to be used by Him as a vital member of the body.  Maybe you are part of the hands that serve in the church,  the legs that go out and bring people to the church or the one to provide a shoulder to cry on.  You might be part of the money muscle of the church, and you give to allow the bills to be covered; perhaps, you have the eye of a huge vision of what the church could be.
It could be that you are the mouth of the church…we’ll leave that alone!  Believer, you must ask yourself this question, “Am I properly fulfilling the function that Christ has divinely designed and designated for me?”  If you have not yet discovered what part God has determined for you, simply find a need and fill that need as often as you possibly can.  There can never be too many servants in the house of God.

  I Corinthians 12:12-26:
1Co 12:12  For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:13  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
1Co 12:14  For the body is not one member, but many.
1Co 12:15  If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
1Co 12:16  And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
1Co 12:17  If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
1Co 12:18  But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
1Co 12:19  And if they were all one member, where were the body?
1Co 12:20  But now are they many members, yet but one body.
1Co 12:21  And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
1Co 12:22  Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
1Co 12:23  And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
1Co 12:24  For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
1Co 12:25  That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
1Co 12:26  And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

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