Are you actively attending and serving at church?
If you consider yourself a Christian you should definitely be part of a local church, and be attending that church on a weekly basis. You go there to worship our Lord and Savior on Sunday, or maybe on Wednesday for Bible study. You get fed on God’s word and fellowship with other Christians, you learn and grow to be more like Jesus.
But there is much more than just serving our own needs; we need to serve our church! Receiving is good but doing for others is so much better! We all need to be plugged in and serving in some way or another, whether it be greeting, ushering, cleaning, parking, teaching, or being part of the worship team. Whatever it may be there is always some thing we can do! It’s not all about the coffee and donuts!
The church is God’s house and if you tithe “like we all should be doing!” you have also invested in His house, so therefore shouldn’t we treat it like our own?
- Do you not pick up after yourself at home?
- Do you not keep your own home clean?
- Are you not hospitable to your guests?
- Do you not greet them at the door?
- Do you not pick up after them after they leave?
- Do you not perform upkeep when needed?
- If you have children do you not teach them?
The list of questions could go on and on and on. Not everyone may feel they have a talent or skill that can be used to serve the church, but there is always some thing that you can certainly do. Make yourself available and teachable; be faithful in all that you do! You can succeed! You can do it! Jesus gave Up His life for us; we certainly can give up some of our time to keep His house in motion! Do some thing! And do all things without complaining and disputing (Philippians 2:14 NKJV)
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 NKJV)
Jesus humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:8 NKJV) – Should you not do the same for Him?
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV)
And don’t forget Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV)
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – April 8, 2013