1 Corinthians 12 talks about how we are a body with many parts. All the parts make the body function the way Jesus intended it to.
1. We are given gifts to do things well.
1 Corinthians 12: 7 A Spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
To be healthy is to use the root word Heal which means make whole, sound, free from ailment.
Do you dare to accept the fact that the sovereign God had designed to do all of His work through spiritually-gifted men and women? He does his work through spiritually gifted people who are used beyond their own capacities
Philippians 2: 13 it is God who works in you to will and to do.
We will allow God to work through us according to the faith we have.
Romans 12: 6 Use gifts according to faith God has given you.
2. Gifts are used to bring church to maturity.
Ephesians 4: 15, 16 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
We grow in love as each part does its work
God wants His body alive and strong (Healthy = make whole or sound, free from ailment)
Not every gift is to be used in the service, but the service is a training ground where we can learn how to hear from God and use our spiritual gifts to build each other up.
Ministry in our own power will never accomplish what God has for us as a church.