Many churches are famous for recognizing and platforming the super-gifted and talented members of the body. Those talented musicians, singers, or artists who can bring immediate benefit to the ministry of the local church seem to receive an inordinate amount of attention and respect by church leaders compared to the average, everyday faithful member of the church. This might help fill the immediate hole in the worship team talent pool, but it does not promote the release of the gifts in the body. The gifts have their highest degree of expression through an atmosphere of mutual love, respect, and value of all members of the body.

Paul deals with this enemy of member-comparison in First Corinthians chapter 12:

If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body?” (1 Corinthians 12:15-16).

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