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Session 25

Does church even need me?

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Every Sunday, you have a choice. You can go to church, or you can take advantage of the last day of the weekend by sleeping in and relaxing. After all, you can watch any sermon you want online or on TV without having to get out of the house, right?

Thanks to technology, we have access to great preaching and teaching at any moment. But if we allow the benefits of modern life to keep us from getting involved in the church, we’re missing out on a vital part of the Christian life.

The church isn’t just about getting something from God, but about working with God.

In 1 Corinthians 12, the apostle Paul uses the metaphor of the body and its parts to describe the church and our roles in it. Each body part has a specific purpose that would be missed if it were gone: “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?” (1 Corinthians 12:17)

The best place to discover our gifts is by serving in the church.

As Christians, God gives each of us spiritual gifts to build up the church. Not everyone is hardwired to be teachers or singers. But we are all made for something. There is no such thing as extra or unnecessary when it comes to the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:21-23).

The best place to discover our gifts is by serving in the church. There’s no better way to understand how necessary and relevant the church is than to jump in and get involved in one. Seeing the power of Jesus at work changes us, and as every member of the body finds what he or she was made to do, the kingdom of God grows.

Reflect:

  • Have you ever wondered if it’s necessary to go to church when you can tune into church? Why is it important to get involved?
  • Do you know what your spiritual gifts are? If you have an idea of your spiritual gifts, how can you best use them in the church and in everyday life?

1

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

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2

What it means to be united

What it means to be united

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3

The one time boasting is OK

The one time boasting is OK

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4

What happens when the church comes together

What happens when the church comes together

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5

The church is bigger than a building

The church is bigger than a building

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6

What your silent judgment says about you

What your silent judgment says about you

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7

Do you do what you say you believe?

Do you do what you say you believe?

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8

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

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9

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

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10

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

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11

Sex…It’s not about me

Sex…It’s not about me

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12

God, please save my spouse

God, please save my spouse

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13

Change how you see instead of what you see

Change how you see instead of what you see

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14

Don’t tie the knot until

Don’t tie the knot until

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15

Why can’t I do what I want?

Why can’t I do what I want?

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16

Why give time and money to the church?

Why give time and money to the church?

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17

Do I have anything to offer?

Do I have anything to offer?

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18

Are you training to win?

Are you training to win?

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19

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

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20

What are you going to chase today?

What are you going to chase today?

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21

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

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22

Why submit to my husband?

Why submit to my husband?

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23

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

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24

You were made for this

You were made for this

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25

Does church even need me?

Does church even need me?

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26

Are you serving with the right motivation?

Are you serving with the right motivation?

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27

How to go from good to better to best

How to go from good to better to best

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28

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

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29

Are you going through the motions?

Are you going through the motions?

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30

Why does an empty tomb matter?

Why does an empty tomb matter?

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31

You are who you hang around

You are who you hang around

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32

How to embrace the unknown

How to embrace the unknown

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33

You don’t need to fear death

You don’t need to fear death

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34

How can I make a difference in the world?

How can I make a difference in the world?

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