“Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually” (1 Corinthians 12:27).
While Paul writes to straighten out some areas of disunity among Christians in Corinth, he comes forth with this profound statement that “seals the deal” as far as the Corinthian church is concerned and that echoes down through the centuries to every Christian who has ever lived.
This message speaks volumes about position and character for Christians of all ages. As Christians in congregations, we make up the body of Christ. As individual Christians, we have the responsibility to perform what we can in working for the Lord and to promote peace and unity as we do so.
All members are needed in every congregation to accomplish the tasks the Lord has laid out before us in His Word, and we can accomplish far greater things than we can even imagine for the Kingdom if we are all doing our part—with the Lord’s blessing.