On Sunday, as I walked into the Civic Hall with Jeremiah and Odelia, I was utterly blown away by the number of people that turned up for my inauguration as an Associate Pastor. It was honouring and yet humbling to know that God in His grace has brought me this far to serve Him by serving His church. What a great privilege and honour! As I looked around, I saw the sound technicians on their desk, the worship team singing, the ushers welcoming people and others just helping to make the service a success. The truth is, we are all entrusted with a gift to serve God by serving others. Sometimes our gifts may not appear special, but as one steps out in faith to use it, the result is a wonderfully functioning church that brings God glory. I have been entrusted with a gift to work alongside fellow elders in preaching, pastoring and serving the church. I am committed to using this gift for God’s glory; but I cannot do it alone. We all need each other’s gifts functioning together to make a glorious church. What has God entrusted to you? Can you sing? Can you serve tea and coffee? Can you put the chairs out? Can you pray? (etc.) Whatever the Lord has entrusted to you to offer, there is a place in the body of Christ for you. Without you, the church does not fully function to its capacity. Be encouraged by this and use your gifts in furthering God’s Kingdom work on earth.
1 Peter 4:10-11 “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen”.
By the way, I would like to thank you all for your hard work and service to the Lord. Sunday was a true blessing and I have you all to thank for it.
With much gratitude,
PR Chris Eke