Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – Peter 4:10
In this verse, Peter gets to the heart of service to one another. Peter does a wonderful job explaining that each one of us has been given a special gift by God for use in service to His people. “Given” not earned, is key to remember so that we will return this gift back to God by using it for its intended purpose. Each believer has a spiritual gift which builds up a person to serve in different capacities within the church and abroad.
However, problems can arise when we use these gifts for ourselves and not for others. This happens all too easy when life gets busy, or the day to day routines take over. We forget about the higher calling on our lives and the gifting that God has placed upon us. We find it easy to ask for a pass when it comes to serving. And we miss out on the joy and blessing that comes in doing what the Lord designed us to do!
We have many opportunities for you to serve here at FHC. We have Children’s Ministry, Awana, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Small Groups and many more areas that need volunteers. As we enter into our Fall season, please consider serving alongside us.
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. – Galatians 6:10
Let me conclude with this final thought:
Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. 11 But the greatest among you shall be your servant. – Matthew 23:10-11
May God bless you all, Pastor Jeff.