Believers have the great privilege of serving God. We have been bought with blood of Christ and given freedom from sin and death. God’s love was the motivating factor in our salvation and it is because God first loved us that we are now motivated to serve Him.
—Ephesians 2:10 NKJV “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Now that we belong to God we have been given a purpose. We are a new creation in Christ designed to serve God so he can produce good works through us.
As a new creature in Christ, we should have the desire to be serving God every day. We are members of the body of Christ. Each of has our part to fulfill. We are not to sit on the sidelines and leave it to pastors to do all the work. We must put on our work clothes and contribute to the effort.
Through us, God is reaching out to the world in love. He is using us to touch the lost world with the good news of His love. The more believers let Christ work through them, the more effective the body of Christ will be in reaching dying sinners with the life giving Word of God.
You are a Valuable Member
Serving God can take all sorts of shapes. Not all the tasks we undertake need to be what humans consider monumental. We can be effective for the body of Christ in many small ways. Not every one has it in them to be a pastor, bible teacher, or bible study leader. It may be you that you are an encourager providing encouragement to those around you and to fellow members of the body of Christ. A little encouragement can go a long way.
Perhaps your personality makes you a natural for greeting newcomers at your church and making them feel welcome. Or you just might be the handyman or technical expert that keeps everything operating smoothly for the church services.
Maybe you have a soft spot for the elderly, people with disabilities, abused children or other causes. If so, there are a lot of great organization you can donate your time to. By doing loving acts you touch peoples lives and may earn the opportunity to share with them the gospel.
—Ephesians 4:16 NKJV “from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
Serving God — Our Duty
Each of these little acts of service, these small tokens of love give a glimpse of the love of God. Through us God desires to shine the mighty act of His love on the cross for lost sinners. We are to be a doorway for Christ. We need to reach them with the Word of God.
—Romans 10:17 NKJV “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
It is our duty to be constructive workers for God. By working together in the body of Christ, we become more effective in shinning His light into the world. By serving Him we are His tool to reach those around us with the salvation message.
—2 Corinthians 2:15 NKJV “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
Trust in Christ
If you have not trusted in Christ yet, please do. We would love to have you serving with us as a member of the body of Christ. The physical consequence of sin is death. Unless you place your faith in Christ’s work on the cross you are facing the righteous judgement of God which will land you in the lake of fire.
—Romans 6:23 NKJV “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
To restore your relationship with God, Christ has redeemed you by paying the penalty for your sin on the cross. He died so you might have life. Please accept His wonderful gift and put your trust in Christ as your savior.
—Romans 4:5 NKJV “But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,”
—1 Corinthians 15:3–4 NKJV “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,”