“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

20/09/2015 – Morning Service: The Gospel Mystery of Marriage, Part IX – Members of His body

Bible Readings:

1 Corinthians 6:9 – 20, 12:12 – 31

Sermon Outline:

Ephesians 5:28–32 (NKJV)

28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

I  Dignity and responsibility.

II  Comfort in life and in death.

III Holy communion and body life.

1 Corinthians 12:12–13 (NKJV)

12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:20 (NKJV)

20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.

1 Corinthians 12:27 (NKJV)

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.