The body of Christ is made up of many people with differing gifts, each special in their service to the Lord. God designed the church to include all kinds of people from all walks of life so that he can build a properly functioning church. The church includes young and old, male and female, rich and poor, every race and nationality, educated and uneducated, and every other variety of person on the face of the earth.
1 Corinthians 10:17 AKJV-R (17) For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Members of the body of Christ experience a special unity since they are all partakers of Christ’s body represented by bread that was broken for them during his crucifixion on the cross. The Lord’s supper is a celebration of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that made salvation possible for those that believe on him. This is why Jesus took a loaf of bread and broke it signifying that his body would be broken for us. When a sinner repents of his or her sin and believes on Jesus as the risen Savior, they are added to the spiritual family of God making them brothers and sisters with Jesus.
1 Corinthians 11:24 AKJV-R (24) And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Those added to Christ’s body have a special love for one another, and they are their brother’s keeper. The Holy Spirit lives inside of them, and they take on the nature of Christ as they daily practice a spiritual walk and deny the sinful temptations of the flesh. This is done by living life walking after the spirit and not after the flesh. Through prayer and repentance toward God, members of the body of Christ are conformed into the image of God. The love of God grows as the inner man is renewed day by day.
John 13:35 AKJV-R By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.
We pray that this body can serve you with love in Spirit and in Truth.