All Important

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A sermon preached by
Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, September 21, 2014, the fifteenth
Sunday after Pentecost.

 Text:  1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 12-27

The Body of Christ has AIDS…  I don’t remember who was preaching or exactly
when I heard that statement from the pulpit, but it was near the height of the
epidemic.  I’ve never forgotten it.  And I’ve never forgotten the point:  “Just as the body is one and has many members…so
it is with Christ…If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.”  (1 Cor. 12:12, 26b)  The Body of Christ has
AIDS.  It is my body and your body that
has AIDS, because we are one body…  Now,
granted, the church struggles and often fails to actually live out the vi [...]