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Different Parts, Same DNA 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Different Parts, Same DNA

We can grow into the ministry to which God has called us.

At a Glance

Scientists are able to regenerate body parts from a patient's own cells, shaped especially for their role within the body. Like different parts of a body all sharing the same DNA, we have been assembled by God to be the body of Christ for the world.

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For material based on today's gospel text, see "Connect the Dots," January 22, 1995, at

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