Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Communing with the Weaker Parts

Paul describes the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12 just like a human body.  There are strong parts and there are weaker parts.  There are honorable parts that we show everyone, and there are modest parts that have greater modesty. 

As we gather to partake in Communion, we are doing so as a body and not simply a bunch of individuals.  We are all being fed together – and we are all receiving these gifts on the same basis – by grace alone through faith alone.

One of the things that this does is the work of knitting us together in unity.  Notice it is not uniformity – we are not all becoming the same – but we are all becoming one.  There are many parts to this body – you do not have to be like those parts in many ways – but you do have to work with the Spirit in becoming one with those parts.  And here, at the Table, God is at that work.  Submit yourself to that Spirit of Grace.

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