12 Jun 2011
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says â€œLet Jesus be cursed!â€ and no one can say â€œJesus is Lordâ€ except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one bodyâ€”Jews or Greeks, slaves or freeâ€”and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.