On Earth as It is in Heaven 5

As a church family, our hope is for our lives to be an active prayer for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Our goal, as a church family, is for all we do to contribute to fulfilling this hope.  Each week we plan to explore some aspect of our life and ministry in the light of this goal.

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We are called to:

Worship Christ together on Sundays and throughout the week.

God wants us to be magnifiers of His name.

Psalm 34:3 says, “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.”  We each have a personal responsibility to worship God.  The very first commandment says, “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). 

There is an inborn urge in each person to worship.  If we don’t worship God, we will find something else to worship, whether it be a job, a family, money, a sport, or even ourselves.

“Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.”  Matt. 4:10

Serve Christ by loving our neighbors in church and in the community.

God wants us to be ministers of His grace.

God expects us to use the gifts, talents, and opportunities He gives us to benefit others.  First Peter 4:10 says, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 

God intends for every believer to have a ministry.  When we give our lives to Christ, we are signing up to minister in His name for the rest of our lives.  It’s what God made us for.  Ephesians 2:10 says, “It is God Himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago He planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.”

Continued next week

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March 01, 2020

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