2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1 Corinthians 12:4-27
12:4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
12:5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
12:6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
12:7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
12:8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
12:9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
12:10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
12:11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
12:12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
12:13 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.
12:14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
12:15 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.
12:16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.
12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
12:18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
12:19 If they were all one part, where would the body be?
12:20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
12:21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”
12:22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
12:23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,
12:24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,
12:25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
12:26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.