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Joe Casiglia   -  

For: Week 3

FOR 2023: “Everybody is Important”
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
 All the experts say, the church in America is DYING. Who determines if this is true?
 All of us who are followers of Jesus have been invited into something so much BIGGER than just OURSELVES.
1 Corinthians 12:12-2
 v.27 “Now YOU are the BODY of Christ, and EACH ONE of you is a PART of it.”
 “Where two or more are gathered TOGETHER in My name, I am there in their MIDST.”
Matthew 18:20
 v.12 “The body is a UNIT, though it is made up of MANY PARTS; and though all its parts are MANY they form ONE body. So it is with CHRIST.”
 v.13 “For we were ALL baptized by ONE SPIRIT into ONE BODY.”
v.14 “Now the body is not made up of one, but of MANY.”
 v.15 “If the FOOT should say, because I am not a HAND, I do not belong to the body. It would not for that reason CEASE to be part of the body.”
 It takes EVERY part for even the GREATEST part to be SIGNIFICANT.
v.18 “GOD has ARRANGED the parts of the body, EVERY ONE of them, just as He wanted them to be.”
 How can I work in CONNECTION with other followers of Jesus to ACCOMPLISH our Heavenly Father’s WORK in this world?
 v.21 “The eye cannot say to the hand, I DON’T NEED you!”
 v.22 “On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem weaker are INDISPENSABLE”
 v.27 “Now YOU are the BODY of Christ, and EACH ONE of you is a PART of it.”
 Three questions you’ll never find answers too, until you find your place in the body:
 1.   Why don’t I FEEL CLOSE to God?
2.   Why am I NOT GROWING?
3.   What is my PURPOSE?