How your church can impact the world
August 29, 2012
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
Years ago when Billy Graham was invited to a city to preach a revival crusade, some of the ministers in that area objected. They said, “We don’t want Billy Graham to come preach here. He would set the church back 200 years.”
When word of this objection got back to Reverend Graham, he said, “I don’t want to set the church back 200 years. I want to set it back 2,000 years!” We have God’s pattern for the church right in the pages of the Scriptures. In it, we find God’s game plan for sustaining and growing the message of the Gospel through the local body of believers.
Getting back to the New Testament blueprint for the church is going to take more than church leadership. It takes the whole body, each person exercising his or her gifts, and being fully-committed to seeing the Gospel move forward. It’s not about programs... it’s about passion for His name.
When it comes to church, remember the simple command to love God and love others. Exercise your gifts and contribute to the body of Christ. That’s how your church will be used to impact the world!
DO YOUR PART IN THE BODY OF CHRIST BY LOVING GOD AND LOVING OTHERS THROUGH YOUR GIFTS AND YOU’LL CHANGE THE WORLD!
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