This will be a study in multiple parts. I will be using the KJV version (unless noted otherwise).
1 Corinthians 12:14
For the body is not one member, but many.
Here again Paul says we are one body but many members, just like our human body has many parts yet we are one body.
1 Corinthians 12:15-17
If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
Here Paul is saying all our parts make up the body. Can the foot smell? you need the nose to small, can the nose walk, no you need the foot and the leg to walk. Every part has a function so the body can operate and flow like God made it to be. It is the same with the body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:18
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
this verse says God has set the members in the body where they belong. Are you a part of the body, if you are born again you are and guess what God has a place for you in the body and that pleases Him..This means you are pleasing to God!!! I will say again, You are pleasing To God!!!! You have a place in the body of Christ, I do not care if you are the little toe, you still have a place and you still please God!!!
1 Corinthians 12:19
And if they were all one member, where were the body?
Paul says we are one body, not just Baptist or Assembly of God or Methodist members, these are man made labels. If you are born again you are part of the body of God. There is only one body Of Christ His Church not man’s.
1 Corinthians 12:20
But now are they many members, yet but one body.
One body man, many, many members. I do not care if you all alone and 1000miles from the closet human, if you are born again you are part of his body and God is pleased with it and with you.