► WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS –The Bible teaches that we are individually responsible to the Lord. Yet God’s conception of the church assumes we are going to have a serving relationship with each other. We are commanded to stimulate others to Love and Good Work (Hebrews 10:24). Most would agree that we receive a spiritual boost when fellow Christians begin encouraging one another to serve to their maximum capacity.
► WE HAVE A SPIRITUAL ATTITUDE – Paul’s letters, especially to the Philippians, are replete with such words as “joy” “peace” and “steadfast”. Those attitudinal descriptions were the results of his dedication to the Lord’s service. The most contented Christians are those who are so busy until they don’t have time to be miserable. Somehow when Christians are active for the Lord and serve Him through the church, the spiritual atmosphere among us continues to improve.
► WE SERVE OUR LORD’S CAUSE – Whenever you share your God given gifts for the Lord’s glory, somebody is seeing Jesus through you (Matthew 5:16). Thus, if we plant and water God will give the increase (1 Corinthians 3:5). Clearly, there is a service you can render together with other Christians and show that WE are servants together for our lord’ cause.
“And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain” 2 Corinthians 6:1
Dr. Taylor A. McKenzie
September 16, 2018