Learning about the “Body of Christ”

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:

And here are some great bible verses complements of BibleGateway

  1. 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 7:3-5 (in Context) Romans 7 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  2. 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.

    Romans 12:2-4 (in Context) Romans 12 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  3. 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 10:15-17 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 10 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  4. 1 Corinthians 11:29
    For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.

    1 Corinthians 11:28-30 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  5. 1 Corinthians 12:27
    Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

    1 Corinthians 12:26-28 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 12 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  6. 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 4:1-3 (in Context) Ephesians 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  7. Ephesians 4:12
    to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

    Ephesians 4:11-13 (in Context) Ephesians 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations


About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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