Many, But One
Romans 12:3-6

January 10, 2021 • Kevin Wehr • Reset

Kevin teaches about reestablishing our connection and roles in the body of Christ.

Sermon Notes - January 10
Reset: Many, but One - Kevin Wehr

Many, but One

We are united WITH diversity

Romans 12:3a (NIV)
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think more highly of yourselves than you ought…

Honor is one of the most beautiful and neglected virtues in our world today.

Unlike criticism, contempt is particularly toxic because it assumes a moral superiority in the speaker.

The toxic power of contempt lies in its evaluation of others.

Romans 12:3b-6a (NIV)
But rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function. So in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.

1 Corinthians 12:7 (NIV)
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

We love to apply these verses to ourselves, endlessly taking personality tests to understand who we are and what our calling is. Then with great intentionality, we try to honor the sacred journey God has for us. But I wonder how often we apply this same perspective to others. They, too, are here for a purpose. They, too, were made who they are for a reason. They, too, have good works to walk in.

Honor doesn’t just consider our own calling and doesn’t just view others as those here to help us fulfill it; honor respects and supports the plans and purposes of others and considers it a deep privilege to help others realize their destiny - Jon Tyson

Everyday, everyone needs something and has something to give.

I cannot be all I was meant to be without you, and cannot be all that you were meant to be without me.