Supporting (1 Cor 12:24b-26)

“For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer withContinue reading “Supporting (1 Cor 12:24b-26)”

Orderly Body (1 Cor 12:14-24a)

“But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:18–20, KJV) One of the most frightening movies I saw as a childContinue reading “Orderly Body (1 Cor 12:14-24a)”

Bound Together (1 Cor 12:12-13)

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:12–13,Continue reading “Bound Together (1 Cor 12:12-13)”

Divinely Apportioned (1 Corinthians 12:11)

“All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.” (1 Corinthians 12:11, ESV) When I was in the United States Army Ranger School, we had a 12-day patrol exercise in the Florida panhandle. We got little sleep and spent a lot of time wading throughContinue reading “Divinely Apportioned (1 Corinthians 12:11)”

Divinely Purposed (1 Cor 12:7-11) 

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.” (1 Corinthians 12:7, KJV) It is football season right now. I do enjoy watching these games on the television. One thing about football is that it is a team sport. Each person on the team has a position and certain abilitiesContinue reading “Divinely Purposed (1 Cor 12:7-11) “

Divine Orchestration (1 Corinthians 12-4-6)

“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.” (1 Corinthians 12:4–6, KJV) After leaving military service in 1978, I went to work for a Fortune 500Continue reading “Divine Orchestration (1 Corinthians 12-4-6)”

Testimony of the Heart (1 Corinthians 12:1-3)

“Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.” (1 Corinthians 12:3, KJV) When our kids were young, we took them to Disney World and Epcot Center in Orlando Florida.Continue reading “Testimony of the Heart (1 Corinthians 12:1-3)”

Caring for Others (1 Cor 11:33-34)

“Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.” (1 Corinthians 11:33–34, KJV) I heard a story once about a man that wasContinue reading “Caring for Others (1 Cor 11:33-34)”

Reverent Participation (1 Corinthians 11:27-32)

“Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnationContinue reading “Reverent Participation (1 Corinthians 11:27-32)”

Memories (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, asContinue reading “Memories (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)”