Koinonia – Part 2

Koinonia: community, fellowship, partnership, being one 

We belong to each other so the world will know 

Heb. 13:15-17 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices (Koi,no,nia) God is pleased. Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. 

Eph. 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

Unique Personality  

Life Message  

Life is hard, God is good”  

1 Cor. 12:4-6 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. 

Gifts are supernatural talents (desire/power), different than natural talents 

Gifts look different in different people 

1 Cor. 12:7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the  

Koinonia: We belong to each other so the world will know 

1 Cor. 12:11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. 

Holy Spirit chooses what gift you get  

1 Cor. 12:12- 14 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 

We belong to each other so the world will know 

You play a part in God’s solution, Local Church 

1 Cor. 12:25-27 there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 

1 Cor. 12:29-31 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 

My life makes sense together  

I have a part to play in God’s solution, the local church