1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

1 Corinthians 12:12 NLT
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:13 NLT
Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:14 NLT
Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part.

1 Corinthians 12:15 NLT
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.

1 Corinthians 12:16 NLT
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?

1 Corinthians 12:17 NLT
If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?

1 Corinthians 12:18 NLT
But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.

1 Corinthians 12:19 NLT
How strange a body would be if it had only one part!

1 Corinthians 12:20 NLT
Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.

1 Corinthians 12:21 NLT
The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”

1 Corinthians 12:22 NLT
In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.

1 Corinthians 12:23 NLT
And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen,

1 Corinthians 12:24 NLT
while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity.

1 Corinthians 12:25 NLT
This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other.

1 Corinthians 12:26 NLT
If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.

1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

1 Corinthians 12:28 NLT
Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages.

1 Corinthians 12:29 NLT
Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles?

1 Corinthians 12:30 NLT
Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not!

1 Corinthians 12:31 NLT
So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.

1 Corinthians 13:4 NLT
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud

1 Corinthians 13:5 NLT
or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged

1 Corinthians 13:6 NLT
It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.

1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Colossians 1:24 NLT
I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for his body, the church.

– We are free but not independent. We belong to the body of Christ, the Church.
– Every one of us are part of the body of Jesus and are uniquely gifted or abled according to our function/calling.
– Though we are all different, we serve the same Lord, enabled by the same Holy Spirit, cause we are part of the same Body!
– We got to strive to complement each other, instead of trying to imitate or compete each other.
– Agape Love enables us to be glued to each other and completely functional as one body.

1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

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