The church is a place where relationships really matter. We are to make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit. This includes being humble, gentle, patient, longsuffering, and loving toward one another. Surprisingly, one area where we struggle with this is our spiritual giftedness. We often view everything through our own grid of spiritual giftedness and then conflict emerges because of differing expectations. God reminds us here to pursue unity amidst the diversity of gifts. When we do this, each member of the church will leverage their gifts for the sake of others. As we do this, we actually grow to maturity. Christ’s desire for the local church is that it would be a mature body of believers
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