Chapter # 12 Paragraph # 2 Study # 3
February 23, 2009
Lincolnton, N.C.

<570> Thesis: We are to learn the most crucial implications about our diversity/unity from our physical bodies. Introduction: In our last two studies, we focused upon the one factor that has the most potential to destroy what God wants to do in our midst: an ignorance regarding God's place in how we function that leads to a relationship destroying pride regarding our place in how we function. At the root, it is God's "love" that motivates our true function, and it is God's "persuasion" that provides the necessary guidance. We have never been, and never will be, the source of true love or faith and a proper perception of that will produce the humility to actually serve one another. Now, with that understood, we are taken by Paul into the next major conceptual foundation for our growth: the issues involved in our diversity/unity as the people of God. Our study this evening will be focused upon Romans 12:4-5.