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  The Church as the Body of Christ
The body, then, of the man who has been united unto the Lord must be an instrument of the Lord, must serve for the fulfillment of His will, and become a part of the Body of Christ.
For the full sanctification of man, the body of the servant of the Lord must be united with the Body of Christ, and this is accomplished in the mystery of Holy Communion.
The Church is the Body of Christ both because its parts are united to Christ through His divine mysteries and because through her Christ works in the world.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /general/stjohn_church.aspx   (2323 words)

 Body Of Christ Begins
The Body of Christ is a joint body of Jews and Gentiles.
This spiritual baptism is quite different from the baptism of this dispensation, where the Holy Spirit is the baptizer and the believer is baptized into the Body of Christ.
Pentecost was a fulfillment of prophecy (Acts 2:16, 33, 3:24), whereas the body of Christ was a mystery which had been kept secret since the world began (Col. 1:24-26).
www.gracebibleministries.org /GBMFAQ/BOCPentecost.html   (821 words)

 Zac Poonen: One Body In Christ
It is the Church, the Body of Christ, that is promised victory in the battle against Satan.
Since the general theme of Ephesians is the Church as the Body of Christ, it would seem to imply that the warfare described at the end of the letter is something that the Body as a whole is engaged in - and not just the individual members on their own.
The human body functions in obedience to the head, because it is a co-ordinated organism and not merely a miscellaneous assortment of limbs and organs.
poonen.org /zac/one_body_in_christ.html   (17742 words)

 The Doctrine of the Body of Christ
Hence the body of Christ is spiritual because of the Lordship of the Spirit who gives them liberty to walk in the light and enables them to fulfill the law of Christ.
The body of Christ is formed by the spirit, indwelt by the Spirit, empowered and controlled by the Spirit and is also changed from glory to glory in to the same image and likeness of Christ, her Head, and so the body of Christ is spiritual.
The body of Christ is eternal in its existence.
ctouch.org /bodyofchrist.htm   (3904 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mystical Body of the Church
This truth, that the Church is the mystical body of Christ, all its members being guided and directed by Christ the head, is set forth by St.
Christ is the centre and source of life to Whom all are united, and Who endows each one with gifts fitting him for his position in the body (ibid.
In virtue of this union the Church is the fulness or complement (pleroma) of Christ (Ephesians 1:23).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10663a.htm   (366 words)

 The Body of Christ: A Reality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
As Christ the head is a reality, so the church as the body of Christ is a reality.
To many, however, the body of Christ is a vague, nebulous and abstract term.
We need to see that the body of Christ is a life which we live in.
www.shulamite.com /nee/body_of_christ_a_reality.html   (244 words)

 The Body of Christ
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the first-born from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
Christ is the head and is, therefore, a part of the body.
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
www.annemurchison.com /bodyofchrist.htm   (4577 words)

 Body of Christ
His disciples would be recognized by their knowing Christ as their personal Lord, by their love for the Church and each other from a pure heart (not from an enforced unity or group pride), and their awaiting his return.
In Colossians 2:19 he indicates that this body is supplied and held together by the "joints" and "ligaments," meaning that there is a cohesiveness in the Body of Christ; there is a working together and a sharing in love.
Christ never intended that we all be clones of each other and walk and talk alike.
www.freeminds.org /doctrine/bodychri.htm   (4090 words)

 The Body of Christ
By one Spirit we are baptized into one body and become a member of the body of Christ, the Church.
We become a member of the body of Christ, and God is working through His eternal Word to take those members and set them in the body as it pleases Him.
In the body of Christ (as in the human body), we have members, or people, in our congregation, whom you may never hear sing a song or lead in prayer.
www.heart-talks.com /bodyofchrist.html   (6196 words)

 HOME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
We believe in the deity of Christ; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His vicarious and atoning death; His resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; His personal return in power and glory.
BODY FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES WORLD WIDE Statement of Faith is fundamental to basic Christian tenets and contains those doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere and teach.
We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding the dissension, which may be caused by denominational distinctive.
www.bodyforchrist.org   (822 words)

 The Body Of Christ
This is called the "mystical" Body of Christ and is referred to in Heb.
The parts of the "local Body of Christ" (those members in a locality) are supposed to represent the whole.
The Body of Christ, under the Head (Jesus) is supposed to be working together in order to bring the message of God's love to the world.
www.theanswer.org /biblestudy/bodyofchrist.htm   (1275 words)

 Pope Pius XII 29 June 1943 Mystical Body of Christ
Christ must be acknowledged Head of the Church for this reason too, that, as supernatural gifts have their fullness and perfection in Him, it is of this fullness that His Mystical Body receives.
To this Spirit of Christ, also, as to an invisible principle is to be ascribed the fact that all the parts of the Body are joined one with the other and with their exalted Head; for He is entire in the Head, entire in the Body, and entire in each of the members.
Now since its Founder willed this social body of Christ to be visible, the cooperation of all its members must also be externally manifest through their profession the same faith and their sharing the same sacred rites, through participation in the same Sacrifice, and the practical observance of the same laws.
www.ewtn.com /library/ENCYC/P12MYSTI.HTM   (7057 words)

 Christian Fellowship Devotionals - 2000-10-31 - The Body of Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It is a great privilege to be joined to the body of Christ and to have fellowship with the saints.
One is our body, the temple of the Spirit, and one is our physical place of worship, which we know as the house of God.
The Body of Christ is that which is found in Ephesians 4:11-16.
www.cfdevotionals.org /devpg00/de001031.htm   (524 words)

 The Body of Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
For by one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Greeks, whether we be bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
The Body of Christ participates with the Lord Jesus Christ in tactical and strategic victory over Satan and his forces of evil.
The communication of Bible truth is the responsibility of the Body of Christ and of those who are given communication gifts.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/topics/body.html   (483 words)

 About Us: What is the United Church of Christ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
[John 17:21] This motto of the United Church of Christ reflects the spirit of unity on which it is based and points toward future efforts to heal the divisions in the body of Christ.
All members of the United Church of Christ are called to minister to others and to participate as equals in the common worship of God, each with direct access to the mercies of God through personal prayer and devotion.
Likewise, associations of churches, conferences, the General Synod and the churchwide "covenanted ministries" of the United Church of Christ are free to act in their particular spheres of responsibility.
www.ucc.org /aboutus/whatis.htm   (1431 words)

 Welcome to Unity in the Body of Christ
The body of Christ is composed of the various Christian fellowships exhibiting the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
There is a strong need to see spiritual unity brought about within the body of Christ by the promotion of spiritual health.
Feeding on the gospel of Christ will "stir up the Spirit" and cause spiritual growth, thus spiritual unity within the body of Christ - regardless of which Christian fellowship or denomination you belong to.
www.unityinchrist.com   (347 words)

 Essay: The "Body of Christ"
If there is a uniform theme in those "body" passages, it is that the individuals in the churches needed to yield to the corporate body.
So he used the metaphor of the body, frequently expressing the absurdity of one part of a body wishing it was another.
This suggests that wherever Christians are in relationship there is the body of Christ in its entirety, for Christ is truly and wholly present there through his Spirit (1 Cor.
www.hccentral.com /gkeys/body.html   (1473 words)

 Church - The Body Of Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The real church is a body of believers, assembled by God, and made op of individuals who work together for the glory of God and for the good of one another.
We, as members of the body of Christ, need to realize it is important that we spend time together so that we can edify each other.
For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.
www.faithfulhope.com /readingroom/item.cfm?doc_id=7938   (1643 words)

 1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members
Now you are the body of Christ, and every one of you the separate parts of it.
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
As for you, you are the body of Christ, and individually you are members of it.
www.bible.cc /1_corinthians/12-27.htm   (130 words)

 The Body of Christ Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Body of Christ is rising to the occasion and taking back what the devil has stolen and preventing him from stealing anymore.
Remember that His Body will be complete and we, the Body of the Bridegroom will be fully developed and functional.
He wants to teach you how the Body of Christ is intended to grow and reveal the mystery of the end times.
www.thebodyofchrist.com   (640 words)

 Is Christ Enough to Save You?
The turning to Christ occurs because the repentance is godly.
repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins..." yet they do not state that one must believe in the literal resurrection of the body of Christ from the grave.
Christ died for all one's sins-past, present, and future sins, even the sins one forgets to ask forgiveness for, and even the sin of impenitence and unbelief
www.bochrist.com   (1905 words)

 The Church Is The Body Of Christ
All who acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord belong to His Body, which is the Church.
The Church, or Body of Christ, is composed of many members.
16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
www.believers.org /believe/bel193.htm   (1185 words)

 The Real Presence of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist
His body is given to us under the symbol of bread, and his blood is given to us under the symbol of wine, in order to make us by receiving them one body and one blood with him.
His body is given to us under the symbol of bread, and his blood is given to us udner the symbol of wine, in order to make us by receiving them one body and one blood with him.
These sanctify both soul and body, the bread being adapted to the sanctification of the body, the Word, to the sanctification of the soul.
www.columbia.edu /cu/augustine/a/eucharist.html   (4595 words)

 Body of Christ quotes & quotations
"Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: / So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Lord of The Rings, Joan of Arc, Jesus Christ, The Wizard of Oz, Lawrence of Arabia, St.
en.thinkexist.com /quotes/with/keyword/body_of_christ   (354 words)

 THE BODY OF CHRIST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The church is called "the body of Christ" several times in the New Testament, and individual christians are referred to as "members," different parts of the body of Christ.
How you treat a part of my body is how you treat me. In Christ's description of judgment day in Matthew 25, the ones who had heaven prepared for them from the foundation of the world were the ones who treated the least of Christ's people well.
What a joy it is to be a member of the body of Christ.
www.grace-for-today.com /132.htm   (325 words)

 Our Motorcycle Ministry
God's people (we) are SEPARATED in CHRIST (JOHN 9:39) and thus offer a profound difference between (MM) & (MC) clear and without confusion toward Christ.
BODY FOR CHRIST (MM) stands accountable, lest we deceive ourselves.
Christ said in MATTHEW 10:33 "deny Me before man and I will deny you before my Father in heaven".
www.bodyforchrist.org /_wsn/page3.html   (444 words)

 The Body Of Christ
The same is true in the house of God, the church, which is the body of Christ.
To build an effective body of Christ, people need to be assigned roles for which they are suitable and for which they have a calling.
Even in the body of Christ, if people are trying to do a job they are not suited for, they quickly lose excitement and motivation.
daily.presbycan.ca /devotions/2005/05-01-08.html   (399 words)

 One Body of Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
One Body of Christ - A Letter from the Rev.
What is at stake is the basic question of whether Episcopalians will hold to the historic truth that there is but one baptism into one Body of Christ - or rather maintain that there are two baptisms, separate and unequal: one for heterosexuals, the other for everyone else.
Yet it seems that the church is afflicted with a spiritual version of anosognosia - a "denial of deficit" - that permits her to believe she can function and be whole and holy while denying a part of the Body for whom Christ died.
www.iwgonline.org /docs/baptism.html   (346 words)

 Alternative Medicine: Christ Mind--Buddha Body--10 priorities for self healing using kinesiology.
The muscles of the body may be used as a lie detector.
Conceivably any muscle in the body may be tested.
Now, with mind and body prepared, muscle detection is truly lie detection.
www.empyreanquest.com /alternativemedicine.htm   (616 words)

 The Body of Christ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
After praying for the Holy Spirit to come (epiklesis), the priest, who stands in the place of Christ, repeats the words of the God-man: “This is my Body; This is my Blood.” Sounds like Genesis 1 to me: the mighty wind (read “Spirit”) whips over the surface of the water and God’s Word resounds.
The bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ which are, in turn, meant to transform us.
The Lord desires us to be transformed from a motley crew of imperfect individuals into the Body of Christ, come to full stature.
www.catholicexchange.com /vm/index.asp?art_id=28688   (758 words)

 The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A.
The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A. Welcome to The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A. You are important to us.
That is why we have a ministry designed with you in mind – from nursery and preschool to youth to senior adults.
The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A is here to meet your needs with dynamic, life–changing services.
www.bocciusa.org   (187 words)

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