Romans 12:3-13 NIV

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

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4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

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5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

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6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with youra faith;

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7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;

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8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,b do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

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    • ° 12:8 - Or "to provide for others"

      Love in Action

      9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

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      10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

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      11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

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      12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

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      13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

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