All the various works of the church should be performed for the enrichment of the body and to the glory of God. Jesus tells each of us in Matthew 28:19 to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” This great commission should be foremost on our minds, but other works of our congregation need to be accomplished as well. For example, do you know who in the church:
- Prays daily for the needs of the church?
- Visits the sick & bereaved?
- Visits new or prospective members?
- Invites friends, neighbors and relatives to our services and activities?
- Reads and studies the Word daily?
- Donates food and service for fellowship activities?
- Coordinates meals for Funerals?
- Encourages others in their daily walk?
- Prepares the worship agenda?
- Prints the bulletin?
- Prepares floral arrangements for the auditorium?
- Pays the church’s bills?
- Prepares the Lord’s Supper?
- Sends flowers to the sick and bereaved?
- Teaches Bible classes?
- Works with the Youth?
- Works with LTC?
- Works with VBS?
- Gets supplies for our many activities?
- Helps with church work days?
- Cleans the buildings?
- Mows and trims the grass?
- Has a Christ-like attitude in all their daily tasks?
- Talks to others about Christ routinely?
- Have home Bible studies?
From this partial list you can see that the church’s function is many and varied. It can utilize every member’s talents and abilities in a number of ways. Best of all, when you do things for the Lord through the church, it does not go unnoticed. You brighten the day for those it touches, God is glorified, and He blesses you! I Cor. 15:58b “Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
God bless you all and have a great week, Michael