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Lesson #1 - The Body In Motion

Series: The One-Another Way





1. What or WHO is it that gives life to the church?


~ He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  He is also the head of the body, the church...

cf. Col.1:17-18 with Eph.5:23b.


~ He provides the leadership and orchestration as well as the life-blood and heartbeat.

When we are baptized into Christ Jesus the Lord adds us to His church (Acts 2:41b & 47b).


~ Apart from (Him), we can do nothing (Jn.15:5).

He is THE VINE and we are but branches.

Through Him who strengthens us, we can do all things (Philp.4:13).

Without a concentrated focus on Christ, our own selfish interests will only do damage to the body.




2. What provides the cohesion (the glue) to keep the body ONE?


~ Here again it is THE ONE in whom we are rooted - - Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.


~ God has ordained that the body be filled with diversity and difference.

No two of us are exactly alike.


~ Yet, God directs that in our diversity we seek to have strong unity.

Note 1Cor.12:12 / For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and

all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also in Christ.


~ Though blessed with a variety of functions we must strive to be ONE in Christ (Rom.12:2-5).

We must be constantly vigilant to not allow selfishness to intrude and threaten our unity.

I say to every one of you:  do not think of yourself more highly that you ought... (Rom.12:3/NIV).


~ So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another (Rom.12:5).


3. Describe the concept often referred to as a “symbiotic relationship”?


4. How would you define “synergy”?


5. How important is it to have the mind/attitude of Christ and how do we acquire such?

cf. 1Cor. 2:16 and Philp.2:5ff


P On deck"  In future lessons in this series we will explore the many and varied one-another passages

in the New Testament - - Scriptures that obligate us to treat others and care for others in the Jesus way.


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