one body of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:1-3
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Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed.
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You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.
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Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed

1 Corinthians 12:1-3
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Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed.
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You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.
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Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.
  1. What did Paul not want us to be uninformed about?
    1 Corinthians 12:1
    Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed.
  2. How were we once carried away?
    1 Corinthians 12:2
    You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.
  3. What can no one speaking in the Spirit of God never say?
    1 Corinthians 12:3
    Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians Chapter 12:4-11

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone

1 Corinthians 12:4-11
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Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
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and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
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and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
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To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
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For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
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to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
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to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
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All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
  1. In the church, what three things are there varieties of?
    1 Corinthians 12:4-6
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    Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
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    and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
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    and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
  2. Who are the manifestations for?
    1 Corinthians 12:7
    To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
  3. What is given to one, and what is given to another?
    1 Corinthians 12:8
    For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
  4. What is given to one, and what is given to another?
    1 Corinthians 12:9
    to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
  5. What is given to one, and what is given to another?
    1 Corinthians 12:10
    to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
  6. By whom are all these gifts empowered?
    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 Chapter 12:12-13

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
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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.
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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. What does Paul compare the church with?
    1 Corinthians 12:12
    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.
  2. What were we all baptized into by the Holy Spirit?
    1 Corinthians 12:13
    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 Chapter 12:14-19

God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose

1 Corinthians 12:14-19
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For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
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If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.
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And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.
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If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?
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But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.
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If all were a single member, where would the body be?
  1. What does Paul say that the body consists of?
    1 Corinthians 12:14
    For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
  2. Why can no member say that it does not need any other member?
    1 Corinthians 12:15-17
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    If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.
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    And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.
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    If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?
  3. How has God arranged the members in the body?
    1 Corinthians 12:18
    But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.
  4. Why is this necessary?
    1 Corinthians 12:19
    If all were a single member, where would the body be?

1 Corinthians Chapter 12:20-26

As it is, there are many parts, yet one body

1 Corinthians 12:20-26
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As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
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The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
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On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
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and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,
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which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,
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that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
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If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
  1. Although there are many members, how many bodies of Christ are there?
    1 Corinthians 12:20
    As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
  2. What can the members not say?
    1 Corinthians 12:21
    The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
  3. What members are indispensable?
    1 Corinthians 12:22
    On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
  4. Who are we give more honor to?
    1 Corinthians 12:23
    and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,
  5. Why has God arranged the church this way?
    1 Corinthians 12:24-25
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    which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,
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    that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
  6. What do the members do when one suffers or is honored?
    1 Corinthians 12:26
    If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

1 Corinthians Chapter 12:27-31

God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues

1 Corinthians 12:27-31
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Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
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And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
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Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
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Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
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But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.
  1. How are we members of the body of Christ ?
    1 Corinthians 12:27
    Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
  2. In what order has God appointed gifts in the church?
    1 Corinthians 12:28
    And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
  3. Do all have all the same gifts?
    1 Corinthians 12:29-30
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    Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
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    Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
  4. What are we to earnestly desire, and what will Paul now show us?
    1 Corinthians 12:31
    But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.