1 Corinthians 12:12-22
Paul continues with his exposition on the spiritual gifts; and as he explains this issue, he shows why the church of Jesus Christ is an absolutely unique and special organism in the world. When the church functions as it should, under the headship of Christ, in obedience to the word of God, and by the leading of the Holy Spirit, there is no more loving, welcoming, serving, worshiping, uplifting place to be in this world of sin. Thus it is incumbent upon the children of God to faithfully serve one another as God has gifted them and called them. Thus our ministry in the body of Christ is a mandate from God himself.