Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:14-17 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?
Devotional: There are no unimportant parts of the body of Christ. Every part is invaluable. Including you.
In the body, there are visible parts, and invisible parts. And just because a part is invisible or unseen, doesn’t mean it’s less valuable or less essential to the body functioning in a healthy way.
There are large parts, and small parts. Loud parts, and quiet parts. Strong parts, and weaker ones. And all the parts are different. If they were the all the same the body would be a mess!
So what does this mean for you and the body that you’re part of at Sunnybrook? It means you are needed in order for this body to accomplish our purpose of making Jesus known in our community and in the world.
Whether that’s serving coffee, helping to welcome people in our parking lot, investing in a group of kids, or serving in our Hope Center, what you do – or don’t do matters.
So if you’re not already contributing to the health of the body by functioning according to you gifts and calling, pray and ask God how He would have you serve.
- As part of the body of Christ at Sunnybrook what function do you suppose you have been called? Do you have an understanding of your gifts?
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