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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. 

Reflect:

  • 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? 

If you’re unsure of your gifts, take the spiritual gifts assessment here: https://spiritualgiftsdiscovery.com/assessment-login/?invite=k_52c2e621932c9

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I'm In Day 10

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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:27 (TLB)  All of you together are the one body of Christ, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.

Devotional: In the animal kingdom, a single animal has one name, but a group together takes on a new identity:

  • A single lion – together a pride
  • A single goose – together a gaggle
  • A single cow – together a herd
  • A single elephant – together a parade
  • A single camel – together a caravan
  • A single rhinoceros – together a crash (watch out for that group!)

In God’s Kingdom, a single person together with others becomes the body of Christ.  And, we’re told, each person is a separate and necessary part of this body.  That means you. 

As part of the body of Christ, you are invaluable.  You’re separate, but you’re essential to the function of the body.  Without you, the body simply will not operate as it should. 

That’s why it’s so important that you understand what part it is God has made you to be within the body.  No one can do what you do.  You’re uniquely gifted and chosen to function in the body in order to help it to work optimally.

In other words, you matter.  Your contribution is essential to the body being able to accomplish God’s purpose.  As a part of the body of Christ at Sunnybrook, we need you. 

Reflect:

  • Have you considered your identity as part of the body of Christ?

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