Over the last several weeks, I have been spending a fair amount of time understand better what the “Body of Christ” means.
I started by searching for tweets on “Body of Christ” https://twitter.com/IAMFollowerTodd where there is a wealth of extremely thoughtful reflections on what the “Body of Christ” can mean to you and me.
Here are some of my favorite tweets:
‘The body of Christ is harmed by passivity.’ (Paul David Tripp)
— Chris Edwards (@musicbyfaith) January 27, 2014
— DM Emeigh (@Livingwell_Seed) January 26, 2014
And here are some great bible verses complements of BibleGateway
- Romans 7:4
So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
- Romans 12:3
[ Humble Service in the Body of Christ ] For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
- 1 Corinthians 10:16
Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?
- 1 Corinthians 11:29
For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.
- 1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
- Ephesians 4:1
[ Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ ] As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
- Ephesians 4:12
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up