KnowledgeTheChurchTheBodyOfChrist
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
August 26, 2018
Central Passage
I Corinthians 12:13-27
Description

AUGUST 26, 2018; A.M. SERVICE


KNOWLEDGE: THE CHURCH, THE BODY
OF CHRIST
I CORINGHIANS 12:13-27


INTRODUCTION:
A. “Sōma” = “the body (as a sound whole); a
body of believers”
B. The physical body is the house of the soul; Genesis 2:7
1. It is temporary; II Corinthians 5:1
2. We are not at home in this house;
II Corinthians 5:6-8
C. Our study deals with spiritual matters,
“Knowledge: the Church, the Body of Christ”

I. THE BODY OF CHRIST IS ONE BODY:
I Corinthians 12:13
A. Paul’s affirmation; Ephesians 4:4
B. Christ came to reconcile men into one body; Ephesians 2:14-16
C. One body with many members; I Corinthians 12:12
1. Members are baptized into the body;
I Corinthians 12:13
2. Members “function as a sound whole”;
I Corinthians 12:25-27
3. Members working as a unit;
I Corinthians 1:10
4. Seven platforms of unity in the body;
Ephesians 4:4-6
5. Obedient believers following one rule of
faith; Acts 2:41-42

II. WHAT IS THE CHURCH, THE BODY, OF CHRIST? I Corinthians 12:27
A. A Matter of prophecy; Matthew 16:18
B. The body is the church; Ephesians 1:22-23
1. A spiritual body to which all the saved are
added; Acts 2:47
2. As the body is one, so the church is one;
Matthew 16:18; I Corinthians 12:12
C. Not Many bodies, but one:
1. Christ is her head (ruler); Ephesians 1:22
2. Members must remain connected; Colossians 2:18-19
3. No place for doctrines or commandments of men; Colossians 2:20-22; Galatians 1:6-9; 5:4
4. One rule of faith; Romans 1:16-19

III. EACH CHRISTIAN IS TO MATURE WITH THE BODY:
A. Each member has a place;
I Corinthians 12:27-30
B. All are to participate with others;
I Corinthians 12:25-26; Ephesians 4:11-13
1. Grow together in Christ; II Peter 3:18
2. Bear fruit; John 15:1-6 (1-2)
C. We must grow to maturity; Hebrews 5:11-6:1

CONCLUSION:
A. The body of Christ is His church; Ephesians 1:22-23
B. To be saved one must be a member of the
Lord’s body; Acts 2:47 (NKJV)