Many Parts but One Body

Cliff Ellison

"If they were all one part, where would the body be?"  I Corinthians 12:19

Sometimes the challenge of working in ministry can be very intense.  We need to block out everything around us so that we can focus only on the task ahead.  We become like the race horse, that has blinders put over his eyes so he will not become easily distracted, and only focus on the road ahead.  But unlike the horse, we don’t need a trainer or someone to take our blinders off.  We can make time, set schedules and be aware and involved in other ministries, and other important areas in our life.  Even among mature Christian workers, blinders are often left on.  Sometimes we become so engrossed in our ministry that we are unable to see the good that is done outside of our perspective ministry of choice.  It’s easy to forget that our ministry is only one part the body of Christ.

"As it is, there are many parts, but one body.  The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!”  And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”  I Corinthians 12:20

A body composed of a single part is not a body and could not function as a body; it is the same thing for believers, with each playing his or her own role.  We must not fool ourselves into thinking that one particular group or gifting represents the entire body of Christ.

1. Pray for the entire body of the church.

2. Pray for your ministry to reach and effectively help others.

3. Pray for others to embrace and utilize the full body of the church.


We Are One in the Spirit

We are One in The Spirit
We are One in The Lord
We are One in The Spirit
We are One in The Lord
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored

Chorus
And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,
Yes they'll know we are Christians by our love

Verse

We will work with each other
We will work side by side
We will work with each other
We will work side by side
And we'll guard each man's dignity
And save each man's pride

Chorus
And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
Yes they'll know we are Christians by our love.

Verse

We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
And together we'll spread the news that God is in our land

Chorus
And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
Yes they'll know we are Christians by our love

 

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