Grace Community Church

Interdependence NOT Independence

Given on July 4, 2021 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: 12:3-8; I Cor. 12-14; Eph. 4:11-16
Sermon Series: Called to Community

In addition to being described as a family, Christian community is compared to a body in the New Testament. What do you think are characteristics of a healthy body? In what ways do you see the body of Christ being analogous to a human body?
According to I Cor. 12:12-26, followers of Jesus often fall into the trap of either undervaluing or overvaluing their importance in the community of believers. Do you find yourself in either of these conditions? How can I Cor. 12:4-7 help us think correctly about ourselves and our place in the body of Christ?
Would you classify yourself more as a spectator of the body of Christ or an active participant in the body of Christ? If you view yourself more as a spectator, what do you think would help you to become more engaged? If you are struggling to find your place, please talk with someone here at GCC, we’d love to help you get involved!
What is the goal or the objective of Christian community? Why do you think the New Testament writers so often emphasize the importance of love when talking about believers using the gifts God has given them in the community of faith?