Sermon Notes


Serving Together

I Corinthians 12

Intro:  Something special takes place when people serve together.

– When Jesus died, rose and ascended into heaven, he sent his Spirit and he acquired a 2nd body.

– Body #2 is everyone who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord.

– We are the body of Christ, only as we are doing it TOGETHER.

– Without our US-ness, we are USE-less.

  1. To belong to Christ is to belong to his corporate body.

–  In the West, we have a very individualistic worldview

–  From the perspective of the New Testament, going solo is not an option

–  To embrace Christ is to embrace His body.

–  His body is flawed and has lots of issues, but you cannot divorce belonging to Christ from belonging to His body, the church.

– “church”: people who gather in Jesus name, wherever, whenever worship,pray, learn, grow and serve together

  1. We ALL have a part to play in the Body of Christ

v4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.

v11 and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.


  • When a body part is not functioning the way it’s supposed to function, the rest of the body is impacted by it.
  • There are no superfluous body parts in the Body of Christ
  • When a part of the body doesn’t function, over time – it atrophies