Paul describes the church as a body with many parts. No ONE part is any more important than another. “…. each of you is a part of it (the body)”, not just some of us, not just the pastors and elders and teachers, but EACH of us. The church body can function without each person contributing, just as our bodies can function with some of its parts not working. However, just like our bodies, the church will not function to its highest potential without each part functioning properly. God has a special part for you to play, a part only you were designed for. When we function in the unique roles God has designed for us we experience the deep joy of being able to participate in God’s plan for the church as a whole.
Questions for further thought:
1. If you were not a part of your family or your work community what would that community be missing?
2. Is God asking you to fulfill a similar role in the body of the church?
Challenge: If you don’t currently know how to find the “part” that fits you best, talk to one of the church leaders to see where your unique desires and abilities can be used to meet unmet needs.
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