Finding Your FIT in the Body of Christ
|Use it or Lose it||Dale Beaver||01/10/2016||Watch||Listen||Notes
1/10/16 Fitness: Use it or Lose it (1 Cor. 12:1-11)
Exercise the individual to benefit the whole.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
1 Corinthians 12:1-6
1 Corinthians 12:7-10
"No gift, no virtue can develop and remain healthy apart from the community of faith." Eugene Peterson
1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 11
|Mix it up (1 Corinthians 12:12-27)||Dale Beaver||01/17/2016||Watch||Listen||Notes
Fitness: Mix it Up! 1 Cor. 12:12-27
1 Corinthians 11:20-22
1 Corinthians 11:27-29
Getting fit requires cooperation within unification.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
1 Corinthians 12:7
Variety in the body compels us to respect our diversity.
1 Corinthians 12:14-20
1 Corinthians 12:21-24
1 Corinthians 12:25-27
25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.
3 As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?”
5 “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked.
And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting!
|Feel the Burn (Romans 12)||Dale Beaver||01/24/2016||Watch||Listen||Notes
Fitness: Feel the Burn
1 Timothy 4:8
Fitness in the body proceeds from the exercise of sacrifice.
Fitness in the body proceeds from the exercise of service.
1 Corinthians 12:7
|Maintain the Motivation (1 Corinthians 12:28-13:13)||Dale Beaver||01/31/2016||Watch||Listen||Notes
Fitness: Maintain the Motivation
1 Corinthians 12:29-13:7
1 Corinthians 12:29-31
29 Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 30 Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not! 31 So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
2 Corinthians 5:13-15
13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
A love for Christ motivates a body to love like Christ.
1 Corinthians 13:13
13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
1 John 4:7-10
7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.