A couple of weeks ago we taught on the gifts of the Spirit as part of our “We Are the Body” sermon series. If you have not heard the message, you can listen here. In the message, we were reminded that the gifts of the Spirit are meant for the body of Christ to serve one another when gathered together.
The Apostle Paul says “when you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation” (1 Corinthians 14:26). When we gather together corporately on Sunday morning, or in small groups throughout the week, we are meant to come with the intention of serving one another with our gifts. God has gifted all of us uniquely so through service to one another no member lacks what is needed to continue to live a faithful life in Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27-31).
At Bethany Church, we want to be a body that “builds itself up in love” (Ephesians 4:16). Our desire in moving the main worship set to after the sermon is to be provoked by the Word into worship and ministry together. During this time, if God gives you a word to share with someone, share it. If God tells you to pray for someone’s healing, pray for their healing. If God gives you a tongue, say it and seek an interpretation (1 Corinthians 14:27-28). We encourage you to step out and use your gifts for the service of one another. We pray that through each of us coming with the intention to serve we will function as God has specifically designed for the body of Bethany Church.
– Matt Adair