"Some years ago I attended an Olympic decathlon, the grueling contest in which each athlete competes in ten different track and field events. I marveled at how a human body can function with such amazing coordination, endurance, and efficiency. Every muscle, every organ, every blood vessel, every nerve, every cell is harnessed in a completely unified effort to win. How wonderful it would be if we who comprise Christ’s body, the church, would function with such efficiency and harmony! How wonderful if every part of His body would work together in total unity and interdependence. What an impact the church would have on the world if every believer would be as wholly responsive to the mind of Jesus Christ as the bodies of dedicated athletes are responsive to the minds of their owners."
MacArthur, John. F., Jr. (1984). 1 Corinthians. MacArthur New Testament Commentary (294). Chicago: Moody Press. www.gracechurch.org
Photo note: Arthur Wint recorded an Olympic record for the 400 metres in 1948 and was the first Jamaican to win an Olympic gold. Wint was known as "the Gentle Giant". In 1942 he joined the British Common Wealth Air Training Plan and was sent to Britain for active combat during World War II. He left the RAF in 1947 to attend St Bartholomew's Hospital as a medical student before returning to his homeland as a doctor.
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