Stewards of God Part 2

 

“This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God” (1 Corinthians 4:1).

We continue our look at the church and our role as stewards of God. Yesterday we looked at the importance of worship and the Word of God. Let’s look at three more roles or functions of the church.

3. To reach the lost.
In His final words to His disciples, Jesus gave the Great Commission, the commands to preach the gospel to the people of the earth (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8). We see this remarkably fulfilled in the Book of Acts, where thousands of people were added to the church. In order to be faithful to Christ, the church should always reach out to others with the love of God and the saving message of Christ.

4. To serve others.
God gave gifts to His people so they could use them to build up the church (1 Corinthians 12:4-7; Romans 12:4-8). We need to use our gifts so that others might grow spiritually. When we use our gifts, we too grow spiritually as we serve the body of Christ. Every believer has at least one gift. The gifts God gives are God-given abilities and talents designed to better serve one another. We should use our gifts generously and not hoard them for ourselves.

5. To fellowship with one another.
Sometimes when we hear the word “fellowship” bandied about, we immediately think of potlucks and sports discussions after the men’s Bible study. But fellowship implies a much deeper meaning. Through fellowship, we strengthen one another spiritually so that we can better serve Christ and one another.

Have we been committed to our church? Do we serve one another and love one another? Let’s serve Christ by faithfully committing ourselves to the church.

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