Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

1. To what does the apostle Paul compare Christ’s spiritual body, the church? See 1 Corinthians 12:12

2. Using the illustration of the human body, what is Paul teaching about the various members of Christ’s body? See 1 Corinthians 12:15-17

3. Who has assigned to each individual member his particular place and function in the body? See 1 Corinthians 12:18

4. What are some practical reasons for being committed to a local church? See Hebrews 13:17

5. How does church membership help us grow into spiritual maturity? See Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 4:14

6. How is church membership a blood-bought gift of God’s grace? See Ephesians 5:25; Acts 20:28