In our third week of this second module, we stopped to talk about the Body of Christ as it pertains to Spiritual Gifts as Paul describes in 1 Cor. 12.
In the first talk, we discussed the idea: Everyone has a part to play, everyone plays their part.
As we discovered, Paul was pretty direct that everyone needed to be a contributing member of the community. Every person has a gift and they have that gift for a reason. When they don’t use their gift, the whole body suffers.
In the second talk, we discussed the idea: Defined by love to make a difference.
It’s not enough to simply use our gifts, but there is a very important connection between the gifts of the body in 1 Cor. 12 and Paul’s discussion of love in 1 Cor. 13. We have to play our part, but we have to do it in love. Love for each other in the body and love for those we are trying to reach.
And if we do these two things, we will make a real difference.