Using our gifts and talents to serve God, the church and the world
|“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
You have been given unique gifts and talents by God to be used in serving in His church. Even Jesus said of himself; “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” –Mark 10:45
God created each of us with a unique purpose. He equipped us with special personalities and skills so that we may advance His kingdom while we are here. The Bible refers to Christians as brothers and sisters of a family, or members of the same body (See 1 Corinthians 12). Each person does his or her part in serving so that the entire body might fulfill its purpose of bringing glory to God.
What does the Bible say about serving in the church? What are some ways I can serve? All of us at one time or another have probably come up with reasons for not serving such as:
- I don’t have time.
- I don’t know what I would do.
- I don’t have any special skills to contribute.
- They don’t need me.
The reality is the Lord doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called.