As members of the Body of Christ (Ekklesia, Church), God has given each of us gifts to use to edify the Church and to fulfill the purpose He has for us in this world. We are all different parts but functions as one in Christ. Some parts are exterior and some interior. Nevertheless, each one is valuable for the soundness and wholeness of the entire body. If we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and His finished work at the Cross (Born-again, John 3:3), we're placed in the family of God and we all follow One King---King Jesus and His Word. I would like to share what my Life Application Bible shared about our highlighted verse and its context for greater understanding. It says, "The Church is composed of many types of people from a variety of backgrounds with a multitude of gifts and abilities. It is easy for these differences to divide people, as was the case in Corinth. But despite the differences, all believers have one thing in common---faith in Christ. On this essential truth the Church finds unity. All believers are baptized by one Holy Spirit into one body of believers, the Church. We don't lose our individual identities, but we have an overriding oneness in Christ. When a person becomes a Christian, the Holy Spirit takes up residence, and he or she is born into God's family. "We were all given the one Spirit to drink' means that the same Holy Spirit fills our innermost beings. As members of God's family, we may have different interest and gifts, but we have a common goal. No one should feel superior about his or her gift; instead, all should use their gifts to willingly serve. Too often, the "up-front" gifts, like speaking or teaching are more highly regarded than the "behind-the-scenes" gifts, like helping or serving. No one should discount the contribution of another person, no matter how insignificant it may seem. We should not be dissatisfied with the gift God has given us but be eager to serve. Nor should we envy those who seem to have more gifts than we do. In love, treat everyone's gifts, yours included, as valuable to God."
For this Card, I used an image from Hero Art Stamps and colored it using my Touch Five markers. The base is an A7 white, pre-cut card with envelope from Paper Studio. I added some brads from Recollections and some glitters from Stickles (Crystal). Lastly, I stitched all over this card.
BODY OF CHRIST CARD
BODY OF CHRIST CARD LAYERS
BODY OF CHRIST CARD INSIDE
BODY OF CHRIST CARD WITH ENVELOPE
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Colour Crazy---ATG with colored image
Jo's Scrap Shack---ATG
Simply Create Too---ATG/Male
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Country View---Letters and/or Numbers
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Color Create Show It---ATG
Creative Craft---Spring Fever
Daisy Chain---Spring is in the Air
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Green
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Worldwide Open DT---ATG
Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge. You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement. As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter up to 5 times this week. A wonderful prize awaits our winner from our lovely sponsor for this Challenge---Heffy Doodle (15 euros GC to their store). So excited to see what you come up with. Anyway, meditate on the goodness of the Lord and rely on His promises. Expect only wonderful things from Him each day. You are blessed to be a blessing!
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