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I think about the body of Christ being a physical body.  An in shape body….six pack…big biceps and chest…this is a noun..  A physical body…with parts.   Also, like the big church down the street with all the money, people, best band and all that…..that is ok..     My brother calls it a verb…..action oriented.  Not nounish but verbish.  Not a single place where we can put our hands on it….or go into it…..but a non-place where God is busy…..  all the time. 

I think my brother is right.  A  gathering of folks…..with maybe some different doctrine, some different liturgy, some different music, some different shapes..some different denominations, different prayers…but one belief…..Jesus Christ. 

1 Corinthians 12:12 says, ” the body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.  So it is with Christ.”  So it is with Christ!!!!!!     So, when you want to knock another way of doing something that someone else does…..they may just not be the part that you are…they may speak in tongues, sing hymns or not, lay hands on folks, have a formal service and bulletin…gulp……….cut them some slack….they may be the stomach……but you may be the colon…..  Both needed and part of the body.

louie

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