At the Movies: Part 1 – The Avengers: An Example of Community

Who’s your favorite superhero? Spiderman? Superman? Batman? Ironman?
We all have different opinions on who’s the best, or who we favor. One thing is certain, however. They always have people helping them in the background. Ask yourself: Who’s in their support system? Spiderman had friends, a professor, and a girlfriend to get him through tough times. Superman has Lois Lane. Batman has Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, and Lucius Fox. They might not be fighting the battles in person the way the hero does, but they are essential to the plot.

Last summer a true team of superhero’s blew up the box office in the movie, The Avengers. Finally a group of talented individuals did fight alongside one another–and people loved it! That kind of teamwork is what we are designed for. God actually created us to work together to achieve great things. Listen in to this weeks sermon to see the beauty of our togetherness.

The Avengers Movie Trailer

The human body has many parts. The foot might say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not part of the body.” But saying this would not stop the foot from being a part of the body. The ear might say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not part of the body.” But saying this would not stop the ear from being a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, it would not be able to hear. If the whole body were an ear, it would not be able to smell. If each part of the body were the same part, there would be no body. But truly God put all the parts, each one of them, in the body as he wanted them. So then there are many parts, but only one body.

 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the foot, “I don’t need you!” No! Those parts of the body that seem to be the weaker are really necessary. And the parts of the body we think are less deserving are the parts to which we give the most honor. We give special respect to the parts we want to hide. The more respectable parts of our body need no special care. But God put the body together and gave more honor to the parts that need it so our body would not be divided.

 God wanted the different parts to care the same for each other. If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it. Or if one part of our body is honored, all the other parts share its honor.

 Together you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of that body.

 ~ 1 Corinthians 12:14-27


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