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February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014

"God Wants Your Contribution"

“A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church.”
1 Corinthians 12: 7 NLT

God has a unique role for you to play in His family.  This is your ministry area and God has gifted you for that assignment.

It’s in this local fellowship that God designed you to discover, develop and use your gifts.  You may have wider ministries but those are in addition to your service in your local body.  Jesus has not promised to build your ministry.  He’s promised to build His church.

You will also share in Christ’s mission to the world.  When Jesus walked the earth, God worked through the physical body of Christ; today He uses His spiritual body.  The church is God’s instrument on earth.

It is not just that we model God’s love by loving each other.  We are to carry it to the rest of the world together.  This is an incredible privilege and responsibility that we have been given.

As members of Christ’s body, we are the hands, feet, eyes and heart of Jesus Christ in the world.  He works through us to accomplish His purposes.  We each have a contribution to make.

Paul tells us, “He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.”  Ephesians 2: 10 MSG

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don