This is a very important matter. The church, unfortunately has created stratas as to what is more important than the other, that people even tries hard to perfect things they are not good at, with the hope of being “churchily” elevated. We are ALL important in the Kingdom of God. Therefore it doesn’t matter what you do, you play a very important role; one that cannot be done without. Enjoy.
As Christians, the church is not just a building we spend a few hours at every week. We are the church and we each have a part to play in it. Being able to enjoy the community that church offers us starts with each of us playing our part.
The Church has existed for 2,000 years and spans across the entire world. It is “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:20). The Church is ‘The Body Of Christ’ – the gathering of believers who are on mission to fulfill the Great Commission.
As a believer you and the church you attend are a part of the large scale Church – the Body of Christ. Because the whole body is made up of many different parts, there is a specific part you play and contribution you can make to the body. Whether it is speaking on stage, greeting at the door, serving coffee, or giving generously, everyone’s contribution makes the whole body grow and be able to continue Jesus’ work on Earth.
• If you simply attend church without playing a part, we encourage you to think of an area you would like to serve at and then get involved!
The part you play in contributing to the Body of Christ is significant. You wouldn’t choose to do without any of your body parts and neither would Jesus or His Church choose to do without you!
• In Ephesians 4:16 Paul wrote, “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” Specifically, what part do you play in church, or what interests you? In your journal, write it out.
References: 1 Corinthians 12: 12 – 27
1 Peter 4: 8 – 11
Ephesians 2 : 20
Ephesians 4 : 16
– It Starts With Me