How will you serve?That’s the big question of the week. In our sermon series on Ephesians, our theme for the week was “equipped”!
As Christians — every person who has put their trust and faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins — we are to be equipped for the work of ministry. (Ephesians 4:12) How will you build up the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12) so that we all — together — may reach maturity (Ephesians 4:13)?
For some, the idea that you’re called to be “ministers” is a new aspect to God’s grace in your life. And your clergy ask, “what do you want to do? What are your gifts and passions? How can we equip you for the work of ministry??
Do you want to feed and minister to the hungry? Do you want exercise a ministry of hospitality? Are you an artist? Do you want to engage children in their growing faith? Do you want to lead on Sunday mornings? Do you exercise compassion for the sick? Do you want to sing? Do you repair stuff? Are you a cook?
The possibilities are endless. I encourage you to ask the Lord, “What would you like me to do? How will you use my gifts?” And see what He says.
More importantly, as you walk that out, you can see what He does through you.
Your clergy are here to help you engage in this ministry to which God’s called you. In the next few weeks, we might ask you this question again. And we encourage you to let us know so that we can help you and EQUIP you for this work.
We’ll continue to explore how we Grow Together in our series in Ephesians this Sunday with more Biblical foundations from the Apostle Paul.