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BODY MINISTRY LESSON PASSAGES

 

Romans 12   4.  Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,  5.  so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  6.  We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his  faith.  7.  If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;  8.  if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

1 Corinthians 12   4.  There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.  5.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  6.  There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.  7.  Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  8.  To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  9.  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,  10.  to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,  and to still another the interpretation of tongues.  11.  All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.  12.  The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.  13.  For we were all baptized by  one Spirit into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.  14.  Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.  15.  If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.  16.  And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.  17.  If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?   18.  But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.  19.  If they were all one part, where would the body be?   20.  As it is, there are many parts, but one body.  21.  The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"  22.  On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,  23.  and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,  24.  while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it,  25.  so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.  26.  If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.  27.  Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

 28.  And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.  29.  Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?  30.  Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret?  31.  But eagerly desire  the greater gifts.   And now I will show you the most excellent way. 

1 Corinthians 10   31.  So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

2 Peter 3:  18.  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

Hebrews 5:13-6:1    13.  Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.   14.  But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil …   1.  Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God

Galatians 6:10   Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Galatians 5:13  You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature ; rather, serve one another in love.

Hebrews 10   24.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  25.  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Colossians 3:15-17    15.  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  16.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  17.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Matthew 18:15-18     15.  "If your brother sins against you,  go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.  16.  But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that `every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'  17.  If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.  18.  "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

James 5    16.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Acts 1    8.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

1 Timothy  2: 1.  I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—

1 Peter 4   10.  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 11.  If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 4:11-16  11.  It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,  12.  to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up  13.  until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.   14.  Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.  15.  Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.    16.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Colossians 3   23.  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,