The Biblical Images And Metaphors

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Each of the four biblical images and metaphors aligns with the ministry of the congregation in my church. Relatively, as Paul address the church in the book of Ephesians concerning unity. The Body of Christ is the reflection of unity in the church, because believers are many members, but one body according to 1 Corinthians 12:20, indicating wholeness or being connected in the Spirit. The Spirit of Christ and the word is connect to Body of Christ. The Spirit without the word is mute. In other words, it has nothing to say. The word without the Spirit is lifeless; it has no power to act. The Spirit who lived in and through the human body of Jesus became the Spirit who lived in and among those who were called to gather in the name of Jesus. The called gathering of Jesus became the new body of Christ who continued to live in the church. Paul, then, conveys the behavior believers should have as the Body of Christ according to Ephesians 4:1-6, Therefore, I the prisoner of the Lord, implore you walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentles, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of calling; one lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over and through all and in all. This is the biblical image of unity in the Body of Christ. When the new
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