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2012 Session 36: A Level Playing Field

Today’s class takes up St. Paul’s understanding of God’s enabling power (charis). God’s perspective is that we, His servants, are interconnected; we are ONE in community. As we serve the cause of Christ, we discover: at the foot of the cross “there is a level playing field.”    

Romans 12:4-8

For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. NASB