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"If Everyone In The Church Were Just More Like Me ..."

“If they were all one member, where would the body be?” (I Corinthians 12:19)

The Apostle Paul makes a great point in this verse, as he addresses church members who wanted others in the church to function like them in their gifting and servcie. 253 more words

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For The Common Good

“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (I Corinthians 12:7)

The Bible teaches us here that every believer in Jesus Christ has been given a gift by the Holy Spirit: “But to EACH ONE is given the manifestation of the Spirit.” But it is also important to note the PURPOSE for which God gives each of His people a spiritual gift:  it is “for the common good.” That is, one’s gift is not for himself. 167 more words

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The River of God's Delights

“They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. (Psalm 36:8)

Speaking of those who have been touched by the grace of God (:7), the present verse describes the pleasures which those who take refuge in God experience. 248 more words

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The Triune Example For Unity Amidst Diversity In The Church

In I Corinthians 12:4-6 Paul definitely spoke in purposeful Trinitarian terms in order to make his point about God’s desire for unity amidst a diversity of gifts in His church: 217 more words

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"With The Last"

“I, the LORD, am the first, and with the last. I am He.” (Isaiah 41:4)

God tells us two important things about Himself in this verse: 200 more words

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The Immeasurable Goodness of our God

Psalm 36:5-6 describes four qualities of God in the following manner:

— :5a “Your lovingkindness, O Lord, reaches to the heavens”

— :5b “Your faithfulness to the skies” 255 more words

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"My Body, My Choice"?

“And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, ‘This is My body, which is for you …’.”  (I Corinthians 11:24)

These words the Lord Jesus spoke have become so familiar to many of us that it can be hard to really “hear” them.   241 more words

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