Sunday, July 24, 2011

1 Corinthians 12 and the gifts we pursue

I've been reading through 1 Corinthians with one of the young guys at church. He is a gentle, quiet, rock solid beleiver type. He has hade a pretty rough time, but clings firmly to Jesus. As I tell him, reading the scriptures with him is the highlight of my week.  We finished reading and discussing 1 Corinthians 12, had prayed and were about to leave when he came out with this gem, said with all sincerity "If the church is meant to be a diverse body, why are so many Christians trying to be the arsehole". Couldn't have summarised the chapter better.


Mike Bull said...

Isn't that church discipline?

Mike W said...

Or a vacuum of church discipline. If there aren't clear structures to graciously discipline, everybody feels like they need to throw their two cents in to protect the boundaries

Mike Bull said...

Yeah, that's so true. What I meant was that the a-hole is the place of expulsion, the "judgment at the gates of the city".