Body Building Part 1

November 7, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

Body Building Part 1 – Discovering My Shape

 

Our vision is to produce transformed (GOD-CONFORMED) lives addressing spiritual needs, relationships, health, finances, education, and leadership. (Isaiah 61:1-4)

 

We are NOT all the SAME, we all have a different S.H.A.P.E.

 

1Corinthians 12:27, 12 27Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 12Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

 

Romans 12:4-6 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.

 

You are uniquely designed by God ON purpose FOR a purpose.

 

You’ve been given a unique S.H.A.P.E.

 

S – SPIRITUAL GIFTS

H – HEART (passions, interests)

A – ABILITIES (general, specialized [aka: talents])

P – PERSONALITY

E – EXPERIENCES (good, bad, success, failure; what are the lessons?)

 

Your S.H.A.P.E. can get in BETTER or WORSE shape.

 

You must be INTENTIONAL about being in your best S.H.A.P.E.

 

Don’t COMPARE yourself to others.

 

Don’t let OTHERS compare you.

 

God wants you to be the best version of YOU, not your best version of someone else.

 

Ephesians 4:11-16 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

 

We ALL have a part to play in building up, growing, and maturing the body of Christ (the CHURCH).  

 

By SERVING others, as we each do our part, we all BENEFIT; personally and corporately.