Read our passage for today. Think about humility (teachability), how would you describe it? In the context of our passage, what role does teachability play in community?
Our objective is to understand that humility (teachability) is a key component to transformation. This can lead to great joy in using our gifts for the Glory of God and the good of others as we live in community.
“3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 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 who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”
Study / Apply:
How have these verses changed the way you think of yourself?
How have they changed the way you view your church?
How will they change the way in which you use your gifts in and for your church?