Tommy Gore 11-22-2015
A Church That Finds a Place for EveryoneThe human body is an amazing and complex piece of God’s handiwork. For example, have you ever wondered what causes ice cream headaches? Ice cream cools the palate of the mouth and there is a nerve center above the roof of your mouth that signals changes in body temperature. So the sudden cold makes your brain think there’s been a drop in body temperature, so blood vessels constrict to slow the loss of heat. The result is a sharp pain. That may slow down our ice cream eating, but that process is designed to serve a useful purpose. The body is such an obvious analogy to use for teaching purposes. In 1 Corinthians 12 Paul adapts it and applies it to the church to remind us of important lessons.