Part 22 of the Gospel of God: Paul’s Letter to the Romans – Paul urges us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (12:2), and in our passage this morning he urges us to engage in right thinking.
Part 10 of A New Community: The Church Living Out God’s Gospel – After asserting in no uncertain terms our corporate unity as a church (vv. 4-6), Paul now declares our diversity–a diversity created by Christ himself as he gives various gifts to his church. This diversity, in turn, is to serve the purpose of unity, as each member does its part to build up the whole. And in the end, the whole process is centered on Christ himself–for he governs the process, he is the source of its power, he provides the means of its success and he is its ultimate goal.