verse of the day

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Preparing Gods people for service. ( Ephesians 4 v 11- 16 )

I know a minister who complained  about having to preach every Sunday,and yet he had able ministers in his church,and he rarely uses them.It was Moses father-in law Jethro, who noticed how he was doing to much, and gave him wise advice (you can read about in Exodus 18).He advised that he should appoint people to help, and the good news is, he took his father-in - laws advice. It is a sad fact of course that often the few carry to much of the burden within churches,and the majority let them.I suppose what I am high lightening that if ministers have capable people in their churches, they should use them, and be grateful for them. Likewise the church should be a place of helpers ,there is a saying which every service man knows, it is , never volunteer .But in the church of Christ we are all in it together, we have to pull our weight,and not leave it to the few.And as for the minister, it is up to him ,to use those who can minister,and develop the gifts of all Gods children.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A  prayer                                                                                                                         Dear Lord  prepare all your people for service within                                                                               your kingdom,help those in leadership to feel secure                                                                               in you,that may use those gifted people in your church.                                                                                                      Amen                                                                                                   

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