West Babylon
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If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, then you are given a gift to be used to glorify God and to edify the body of Christ.

In Ephesians 4:7-8 it says, "But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."

In Ephesians 4:11-12, it says, "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelist; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."

In I Peter 4:10-11. it says, "As every man hath recieved the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth; that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."

Again, if you are a believer in Christ, you have been given a gift of the Holy Spirit to be used to glorify God, and to edify the body of Christ. If you are a believer in Christ, but you do not know the gift that God has given you, you should pray and ask Him to reveal the gift to you.




Church of God of Prophecy


SOME BIBLICAL IMPORTANCE FOR SERVING OTHERS:

Serving Models Jesus Life on Earth. - In Mark 10:45, we read that Jesus came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as ransom. So we serve because we are becoming like Christ when we serve others.

Serving is the Natural Response to the Gospel. - In Romans 12:1-2, Paul urges the Christians to present their bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God. The purpose for this appeal is the result of the magnificent mercies of God. As we study the gospel message and we come to the understanding of what weve been saved from, well desire to give our lives to Him in service. Not to earn His favor or to repay Him but as a natural, loving response to what Hes already accomplished for us.

Serving Utilizes the Spiritual gifts God Give Us. - In I Peter 4:10-11, we learn that we are given a spiritual gift that is to be used to serve others. Each one of us is on a mission for God, to build up the body of Christ.  As we use our gifts in the ministries of the church, we help others grow spiritually and mature  in the Lord as well.

So, the call is to service and it may not be in the spotlight, but the Lord has saved you for his purpose. Be willing to discover the areas of service, the Lord has laid out for you.
Spread the Word of God.. Let people know what the Lord has done for you...
Invite your Family, Friend, Love ones to Church... God Bless You....