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Human Resources Cartoon

Human Resources CartoonIn the Household Body of Christ, ministries combined to fulfil special roles, like the organs and limbs that worked together in a human body. Though each part was unique, all body ministries combined to act as one single person. Saint Paul explained in 1 Corinthians 12.12, "The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts, and though its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ."

Jesus Center

Group of ChristiansMembers of the Household Body siphoned their strength not only from Christ but also from one another. Like a bicycle wheel, the Mystical Body was most effective when its spokes were attached to the Jesus hub at the center, and to their Christian friends at the rim. The very first example of body ministries was the group of twelve disciples gathered together by Jesus. Lewis Garnsworthy, when Bishop of Toronto, asked his clergy to follow our Lord's example and invite twelve lay people into shared leadership for mutual support and encouragement. In reality, many body ministries need to combine to make the church effective.✞

"Body Ministries Combine"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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