Sunday, March 11, 2018
Not a chair.
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John Dodsworth www.EasTview.org
The nature of the church
The disciples were devoted to the teachings of the apostles, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. All the believers kept meeting together, and they shared everything with each other. At the same time, they praised God and had the good will of all the people. Every day the Lord saved people, and they were added to the group.
Acts 2:42, 44-44, 47 GW
The church membered want the church to serve me.
Because of the kindness that God has shown me, I ask you not to think of yourselves more highly than you should. Instead, your thoughts should lead you to use good judgment based on what God has given each of you as believers. Our bodies have many parts, but these parts don't all do the same thing. If it is encouraging others, devote yourself to giving encouragement. If it is sharing, be generous. If it is leadership, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping people in need, help them cheerfully.
Romans 12:3-4, 8 GW
Paul is calling the church to share again.
Look at what God is doing in you. We are members of one another. A living body.
Recently had loss of vision in onr until someone prayed for me and the eye was instantly healed.
CHARISMATA = gifts of the Holy Spirit. We have a role to play.
You may have a gift to do something but you have to get more training to develop the gift.
We are gifted with something that is to be used in the body. Are you aware of the gifts God has given you? Get out of your chair joyfully not because of guilt.
Join a Life Group. You are not meant to do it alone.
Ryan is putting a maintenance team together. Consider joining him. There are all kinds of volunteer positions you can fill. Bring unity in diversity in the church. We will never be perfect but the church has the Holy Spirit to be witnesses to the wider community.