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The Body

The Body 5: Growth in the Body

May 9, 2021

To step into the fullness of life, we need to know who we are and what we can do. Jesus is offering us a life that is greater than what we could ask or imagine as we use the gifts he has given us for his mission in his Body, the Body of Christ. That’s how we grow. (Based on Ephesians 4:7-16.)

The Body 4: Humble Service in the Body

May 2, 2021

[We apologize for the audio quality during this podcast.] We may wonder why other people do the things that they do, but if we thought like they thought, we would do what they do. Therefore, the key question is “Who is forming the way that we think?” As we respond to God’s mercy by fully giving ourselves to him, he transforms our thoughts, emotions and will so that we passionately love God and humbly serve others. (Based on Romans 12:1-13.)

The Body 3: We Need Each Other

April 25, 2021

We tend to measure the worth of ourselves and others by what we see with our own eyes or what is reflected back from others. But such a worldly mirror will never give a true sense of human worth. Only by using Jesus as our mirror can we see the true value of ourselves and others in his Body. (Based on 1 Cor. 12:20-31.)

The Body 2: The Head of the Body

April 18, 2021

At the core of our being, all of us are following someone. But who are we trusting to lead us well? Our default answer is that we trust ourselves, yet that was not how God designed us to live, and that becomes evident when we lead ourselves into a disaster. Those disasters are opportunities for us to learn and look for a better leader. We need look no further than Jesus, for he is the best person to lead us because of what he has done, is doing and will do in the future for us. (Based on Col. 1:15-23)

The Body 1: Many Form One

April 11, 2021

Feeling lonely is not unusual, but sometimes it feels like that's all there is. Jesus has something more for us: a life where we are created and gifted to be part of something much bigger than ourselves, where our unity is not based on sameness, but on our common connection to our Lord. Together we can do far more than any of us can do on our own. This new life is what we were made for. It's life in the Body of Christ and it is a gift. (Based on 1 Cor. 12:12-20.)