11/16/14 – The Church is a Family

The Church is a Family

John Stange

1 Corinthians 12:12-26

I. We are one body in Christ (v. 12-13)

Romans 15:1-3 – We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak,
and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who
reproached you fell on me.”

II. Stop convincing yourself that you don’t belong (v. 14-20)

III. Admit your need (v. 21-26)

Galatians 6:2 – Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

James 5:16 – Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you
may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.