Day 9

The Body of Christ

from the This Is the Church reading plan

Ephesians 1:20-23, Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 4:15-16, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Colossians 2:9-15, Romans 12:4-5

BY She Reads Truth

Since 2012, She Reads Truth has maintained a singular mission: to be women in the Word of God every day. Ten years later, our community includes “Shes” from across the globe, but our mission hasn’t changed.

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading This Is The Church, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your  own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read. Each day for this series, we’ll include a brief summary of the reading along with a prompt for conversation.

Paul uses a metaphor of the human body to describe the relationship between Christ and the Church. As the head of the body, Christ unifies the individual parts that serve distinct purposes. 

Discussion Question: In what ways have you seen the beauty of unique gifts and perspectives in your experience with the body of Christ? 

Take time to reflect on your Scripture reading and today’s question. Share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments. 

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134 thoughts on "The Body of Christ"

  1. Eva Suggs says:

    I was on a university swim team and being on relays where each person has a different stroke really shows the unique abilities God gave each person. I am not able to swim breastroke because of my long legs and torso, however my teammate was made with the perfect body to swim breastroke. Because of my long legs and torso, I am more capable of swimming freestyle (different type of stroke). God designed me like this, and also designed my teammate differently. Not because He loves one more than another, but because He had different roles for us to fulfill that we wouldn’t be able to fulfill if we were in a different body. By comparing ourselves to one another we are ignoring the specific opportunity God made us for.

  2. Brandy Deruso says:

    Lord we thank you you are good!

  3. Tiffany Reynoso says:

    I see the church as one when our individual stories are used to encourage one another. It is a beautiful gift to have stories of pain redeemed through the comfort one can bring to another part of the church body

  4. Ruth Howard says:

    I’ve had the blessing of fellowshipping and working with fellow believers in both Africa and around the United States. I continue to be amazed and so grateful for the ways in which God designed His Body, the Church. The beauty in diversity astounds me and the unity in love compels me. What a beautiful picture the Body is of the awesome and beautiful God we serve!

  5. Kelli Mckee says:

    God assigns the parts of the body!

  6. Cathy says:

    When our vision team came together after the church being in prayer for us for 40 days…it was clear God called the right people. Thinkers, feelers, problem solvers, risk takers, compassionate folks, free spirits….detail oriented….a perfect mix that was able to work together for a year and give up their own agendas to listen to the Holy Spirit for the greater good of the Church. God is amazing!

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