BUILD UP THE CHURCH
Read 1 Corinthians 14:6-12
“since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in
building up the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:12 (HCSB)
In these verses Paul is speaking to young Christians in Corinth. There is
some desire to have certain spiritual gifts. Paul reminds the people here
that spiritual gifts are used to build up the church.
One of the problems in the church today is people do not know their
spiritual gifts. The Bible teaches that each person is given at least one
spiritual gift from God.
HAVE YOU DETERMINED YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT(s)?
The other problem related to spiritual gifts in the church is the lack of
people using their gift (s). If you know your spiritual gifts, then how are
you using them in the church? If God gives us these gifts, He expects us
to use them!
Many pastors I speak with tell me about their great need for workers in
the church. If we are putting our gifts to work, then the church would
have all the workers it needs, right?
A revitalized church is one that is using the spiritual gifts of the members
to build up the body of the church and reach that community for Christ.
Pray today for God to show you your spiritual gifts and
how He wants you to use them to build up His church!