|SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the Apostles, the Prophets, the Evangelists, and the Pastors and Teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.“–Ephesians 4: 11-12(NLT) |
Our oneness in Christ does not destroy our individuality. The Holy Spirit has given each Christian special gifts for building up the Church. Now that we have these gifts, it is crucial to use them.
Are you spiritually mature, exercising the gifts God has given you? If you know what your gifts are, look for opportunities to serve. If you don’t know, ask God to show you, perhaps with the help of your minister or Christian friends. Then, as you begin to recognize your special area of service, use your gifts to strengthen and encourage the Church.