1 Corinthians 12 | The Body of Christ

October 15, 2023

Becoming the People of God
1 Corinthians 12 | The Body of Christ

During the years Paul was writing 1 Corinthians, the church was dividing over the importance of different spiritual gifts. People with certain gifts would compare themselves to others, and feel small or insignificant. It is against this backdrop that 1 Corinthians 12. As the people of God, we need to celebrate each other’s strengths, and not make relative comparisons. Everyone has different skills, and the Body of Christ requires many parts. Variety isn’t a side-effect, or unintentional consequence of an open mindset, in the analogy of the Body, it is essential to the Body’s proper functioning.