5 keynote sermon

Sunday June 17 "One Body" Pastor Wood


Text; Romans 12:3 (ESV) For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

  1. The Body of Christ is one body.
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  1. The Body of Christ is comprised of many members.
  1. Each member of the Body of Christ has a function and gift to exercise.
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Scripture for reflection:

  1. The Body of Christ is one body.
    1. 1 Corinthians 10:17 (ESV) 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
    2. 1 Corinthians 12:12–14 (ESV)  12 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. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
    3. Colossians 1:24 (ESV) 24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
    4. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
    5. Ephesians 2:16 (ESV) 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
  2. The Body of Christ is comprised of many members.
    1. 1 Corinthians 12:12 (ESV) 12 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.
    2. Ephesians 4:25 (ESV) 25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
    3. 1 Peter 2:5 (ESV) you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
    4. 1 Corinthians 10:17 (ESV) 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
    5. 1 Thessalonians 5:19–22 (ESV) 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.
  3. Each member of the Body of Christ has a function and gift to exercise.
    1. 1 Peter 2:5 (ESV) you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
    2. Ephesians 4:16 (ESV) 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
    3. Colossians 2:19 (ESV) 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
    4. Ephesians 4:15 -16 (ESV) 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.