The Body of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
One Body with Many Members
12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts.
And I will show you a still more excellent way.
“The early church was strikingly different from the culture around it in this way - the pagan society was stingy with its money and promiscuous with its body. A pagan gave nobody their money and practically gave everybody their body. And the Christians came along and gave practically nobody their body and they gave practically everybody their money.” --Tim Keller
- What is the Church? When did the Church begin? What is the purpose of the Church?
- In what ways are we distinct from our culture?
- How do we balance reaching our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and being set apart for the worship and service of our Saviour Jesus Christ the Lord in community (go into vs. loving our world)?
- Why was Jesus so passionate about the Church?
Scriptures to Consider
- Matthew 16:18
- John 17
- Ephesians 2:20-22
MONDAY, October 1
9:30 am Men's Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime
7:30 pm Young Adults at the Piska's (13 Linksview Close, Spruce Grove)
TUESDAY, October 2
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
7:00 pm Deep Dish
WEDNESDAY, October 3
9:45 am Keenagers Study
4:00 & 6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Corporate Prayer
6:40 pm Understanding the Old Testament
6:40 pm Leading Life Changing Small Groups
6:40 pm Spiritual Gifts
THURSDAY, Ocrtober 4
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm Understanding the Old Testament
7:00 pm The Truth Project
7:00 pm Soul Care
7:00 pm The Case for Christ
FRIDAY, October 5
SATURDAY , October 6
SUNDAY, October 7
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
SGAC House of Prayer Sunday, Septemeber 30 at 6:00 pm. Join us for an evening of unbroken worship, praise and prayer.
WOMEN join us Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm for DEEP DISH. A time of connection, community, and conversation. We will meet in the Fireside Room and dessert and coffee will be served. All women are welcome to attend this casual evening.
DAYBREAK Women join us on Tuesday mornings (starting Oct. 2) as we study Seamless. Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. For more information or to register at the church office.
Attention all Grade 1- 6 students who would like to act, sing or dance in this year’s Christmas Musical. AUDITIONS are Tuesday, October 9 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Sign up for your audition spot at the Check in kiosk. Walk ins on that day are welcome. Please check the Journey and website for rehearsal dates.
Young Adults Retreat October 19-21 at Camp Nakamun Cost $150 register now! Deadline to register is Sunday October 14 at 1:00 pm.
For more info contact Corisa 780-996-8687 or Bonny 780-916-3648
HANDS & FEET OF CHRIST - Partner with us as we feed the homeless in downtown Edmonton. Second Sunday of every month. We will happily accept donations of food, socks, mitts, toques, shoes or hygiene products. Contact Natalie Boldt or the church office for more details.
Safety and Risk Management TRAINING is required for ALL volunteers working with children and youth once per year. Please join us for this hour to an hour and a half training on Thursday October 11 at 6:30 pm in Portable 2. Please RSVP to Debbie so we can adequately prepare for you.
HYMN SING October 11 at 6:00 pm Open to all ages. Please bring finger food to share after the event.
LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE November 2 & 3 Early Bird deadline is October 18. Tickets and registration now at the Welcome Centre or online. Register today!
Weekly Update Sept. 23, 2018
General Fund giving Sept. 23 $ 25,822
13 week average $ 19,712
-- Budget requirement $ 24,942
Future Dev. Fund giving Sept. 23 $ 1,851
Monthly Update July1 to Aug. 31, 2018
General Fund Budget Revenue
Amount to Date: $224,478
General Revenue to Date: $173,152
-Budget Shortfall $ 51,326
Expenses to Date $183,452
-Year to date Shortfall $ 10,300
Global Advance Giving $ 19,219
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 4,549
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Matthew & Charity Quick, Shaun & Iris Kelly, Charles & Angela Ibsen.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Coreen Frey. Pastor Coreen is married to Dave and they have 3 married children.
Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Joanna Halliday. Joanna is married to Joel and they have 2 children ages 11 & 8.
Our Elders Team Member: Dante Vinuya. Dante is married to Joyce and they have 2 children ages 18 & 15.
Congratulations to Mathew & Ramie Clarke who are dedicating their daughter Olivia today.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes now available and will be collected November 11. This may be the only gift a child receives this Christmas. Brochures and boxes are at the Welcome Centre