The Path of Life

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

One Body, one Spirit in Christ

There are different kinds
of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;
there are different forms
of service but the same Lord;
there are different workings
but the same God
who produces all of them in everyone.

To each individual
the manifestation of the Spirit
is given for some benefit.
To one is given through the Spirit
the expression of wisdom;
to another the expression of knowledge
according to the same Spirit;
to another faith by the same Spirit;
to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit;
to another mighty deeds;
to another prophecy;
to another discernment of spirits;
to another varieties of tongues;
to another interpretation of tongues.

But one and the same Spirit produces all of these,
distributing them individually
to each person as he wishes.

As a body is one though it has many parts,
and all the parts of the body,
though many, are one body,
so also Christ.

For in one Spirit
we were all baptized into one body,
whether Jews or Greeks,
slaves or free persons,
and we were all given to drink of one Spirit …

Now you are Christ’s body,
and individually parts of it.

1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 27

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