Members One of Another

Rom 12:5: we who are many are one

Eph 1:3-11 (MGI): 3 Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heaven in Christ,

4 even as he chose us beforehand in him, from before the foundations of the world, that we should be holy [ones] and without blemish before him. And in love, he marked us out beforehand for himself

5 and he adopted us in Jesus Christ, as was pleasing to his will,

6 that the glory of his grace would be glorified, which he has poured on us by way of his beloved [one],

7 in whom we have redemption and remission of sins by his blood, according to the wealth of his grace,

8 which he caused to abound in us with all wisdom and with all understanding.

9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will that he had determined beforehand to accomplish in him,

10 in the administration of the fullness of times, that everything that is in heaven and in earth should be made new again in Christ.

11 And we were chosen in him, even as he marked us out beforehand and he desired, he who performs everything according to the purpose of his will,

Eph 2:18, 3:12, 4:13

Koinoneo: “communion by intimate participation”

I Cor 12:12-27 (MGI): 12 For as the body is one and there are many members in it and all the members of the body, although they are many, are one body, so also [is] Christ.

13 For all of us also are baptized in one spirit into one body, whether Judean or Gentile, whether slave or free men. And all of us drink of one Spirit.

14 For also the body is not one member, but many.

15 For if the foot should say, “Because I am not the hand, I am not a part of the body,” because of this, is it not a part of the body?

16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not the eye, I am not a part of the body,” because of this, is it not a part of the body?

17 For if all the body were eyes, where would the hearing be? And if all of it were hearing, where would the smelling be?

18 But now God has placed every one of the members in the body, as he willed.

19 Now if they were all one member, where would the body be?

20 But now, there are many members, but it is one body.

21 The eye is not able to say to the hand, “You are not necessary to me.” Nor is the head able to say to the feet, “You are not necessary to me.”

22 But more, there is a necessity for those members that are thought to be weak.

23 And to those that we think are despised in the body, we give more honor. And for those that are modest, we make more decoration.

24 Now those members that we have that are honored do not require honor. For God has joined together the body and he has given more honor to the member who is least,

25 so that there would not be division in the body, but rather [that] all the members would care for one another equally,

26 so that when one member was hurt, all of them would suffer, and if one member was praised, all the members would be praised.

27 Now you are the body of Christ and members in your place.

Tempered together: sugkerannumi, “mixed together so there is profit”