J. Gordon Duncan

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Give Me Fuel Give Me Fire – Sovereign King Service Preview For 011010

My two cents:  Whenever the Gospel takes a back seat to any other effort or personality of the church, people will flee.  However, reducing Christianity to “Jesus and Me” minimizes the efforts of Christ in both building His church and making His bride beautiful.  The body of Christ is designed with wonderfully diverse people, gifts, roles, and functions.  Bringing them together requires extra measures of grace (never a bad thing) and requires believers to grow in forgiving and restoring (again, never a bad thing).

Though challenging and sometimes even daunting, serving alongside other believers, growing in the ability to forgive and restore, and submitting to Godly leadership is part of the grand plan of God to bring others to know Him and ultimately bring Himself glory.  Denying the body of Christ access to your unique gifts and talents not only hinders the work of the Kingdom of God, it fails to recognize and glorify God for the grand plan that He has orchestrated.

I Corinthians 12:18,24  But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.  But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

Growing in living with one another and utilizing the gifts of God is the challenge before us.  With that wonderfully big vision of God’s work before us, we are going to ask ourselves this Big Picture Question at Sovereign King Church this week:

Big Picture Question:  What fuels and equips the gifts that God uses within the church?

If you would like to join SK for worship, we meet each Sunday at 1030am, and you can find directions to our space at http://www.sovereignkingpca.net/1.2.html.

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January 8, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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