God put this topic on my heart a few days ago and I have been thinking about how to approach it…
This seems to be one of those “no go” topics within Christianity because we don’t like “our choices in life” to be under a microscope.
But, Churches are under so much pressure because of the needs within every community, and I believe it’s because so many of us choose not to serve or use our God-given talents, to help others.
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. (Philippians 2:5)
That, Jesus came to serve others, not be served (Matthew 20:28)
And above all, we must love others, as God loves us (John 13:34)
A non-serving Christian is an oxymoron because it contradicts scripture and as the Church, it’s not about “one or two” members of the congregation helping, but as the whole body of Christ, we all play an important part in being the light in darkness.
The old saying, “many hands make light work,” shows why the Church is struggling to meet the needs of our communities.
I would love to see the Church of today to get back to the principles of the early church:
“All the believers were united in heart and mind.” Acts 4:32
There are some churches who have many members serving and that’s amazing, but the scripture above shows that all believers were on board.
How do you serve within your Church and/or community?