On Sunday November 6, we started our sermon time looking at the character Super Man. We watched a clip where Clark Kent’s father tells him that he is not from this planet and that Clark possess super abilities. In the clip Johnathan Kent tells Clark that he was sent to earth for a reason, and he must figure out what that is. If Super Man never used his power this would make the story very boring. Super Man is not a hero because he has the powers, he is a hero because he uses them to help people. We see in the Bible in Romans 12 that Paul discusses as Christians we must be using our gifts.
Romans 12:6 states, “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith.” Here Paul is saying that each of us as Christians are given gifts. Paul tells us that when we were saved we were given different types of gifts, in order to further the kingdom. This means that we cannot covet others gifts. We have each been made differently in order to serve our King in different ways. There is nothing we have done to earn these gifts, they have been given to us by grace. Therefore, we cannot become prideful of our gifts, for they are to be used for the glory of God.
With Romans 12:6 in mind we as a church must stand up together and serve. The church is not a church because of a building or because of ministers, but it is a body of believers who have all been gifted in certain ways helping one another. With this in mind, my question to you is where are you serving? There is a place in our church, no matter your gifts that you could be bringing God glory. However, what it comes down to, is your willingness to serve. Will you take what God has given you and use it to advance his kingdom?