Summary of passage: All Christians form the body of Christ, acting as a whole with different functions.
7) Part personal Question. My answer: The human body. The body works together for one goal, which is the health and function of the human body. So are Christians. We all have different functions in the body, working together for Christ.
8 ) Each member depends on the other member to function properly and efficiently. Each member has its own unique skills, designs, and qualifications to contribute to the smooth functioning of the body.
Conclusions: Inherently self-explanatory passage.
End Notes: The church is a unified whole with distinct members. In the body of Christ there is unity but not uniformity (unity within diversity). There is a delicate balance between unity and individuality. Both co-exist but not at the expense of the other. Christ is our common ground.