Unity Through Diversity
I want you to take your bibles now tonight and turn if you will to First Corinthians chapter twelve as we're continuing to think on the theme of the body of Christ. The body of Christ today is geared so that it will lead normally and naturally into operation discovery. Operation discovery is just simply the church's way of helping you to discover your natural talents and your spiritual gifts but not only helping you to discover them, but helping us to uncover them so that we in God's timing may be calling upon you and uh, putting you to work through your church. Everybody ought to be put to work through his work. God hath put every member in the body as it hath pleased him. That means that every member in the body is important to the health and the welfare of the body.
Now, a body is unity through diversity, a body is unity through diversity. Now, I want us to read here the first thirteen verses of uh, First Corinthians chapter twelve. Now concerning spiritual gifts brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles carried away unto these dumb idols even as ye were led. 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. Now there are diversities of gifts but the same spirit. And that verse right there teaches the theme of what I have to say, UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY. Notice diversity and sameness, both in the same sentence. Now, there are diversity 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 that worketh all in all, but the manifestation of the spirit is given every man to profit withal, for to one is given by the spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge by the same spirit, to another faith by the same spirit, to another the gifts of healing by the same s ...
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