Complex and Often Misunderstood

David brought home more exterior primer. I wanted to paint the metal window wells inside the house. (We decided to use exterior paint because that metal gets really hot and really cold.)

On Friday, I wiped the metal and the window sill with vinegar. An hour later, I primed them. Saturday, I painted 2 coats of white exterior paint. Then I washed the windows and broke one handle off. (Sigh. That was not the plan.)

If I’m a curtain hanging in a basement window, I will keep my area clean. I will maintain and improve my area. I will work slowly and deliberately. When I don’t, things break.

1 Corinthians 12:1, “This is complex and often misunderstood, but I want you to be informed and knowledgeable.” The Message

The curtains hanging in the basement are not seen as the ones hanging in the living room. But they are more important!

I shower in the basement! I would not mind someone seeing me sitting in the living room. I would be horrified if someone saw me in the shower!

The Body of Christ works the same way. The most important workers are providing protection for the most vulnerable. I’m talking about nursery attendants and children’s workers.

They are key because children decide if the church is a happy place based on their ministry. Without children, our churches die. For many, it was a children’s worker that introduced us to Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:18, “…As it is, we see that God has carefully placed each part of the body right where He wanted it.” The Message

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1 Corinthians 12:27, “Only as you accept your part of that body does your ‘part’ mean anything.” The Message

 

July 1, 2019: 1 Corinthians 11-13. “2019 Relevant Bible Reading Guide”

 

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