I’m looking forward to catching up on the episodes of “Little House on the Prairie”! What? Yes, I get to stay with my mother-in-law Mary (who’s 92) — and that’s what she watches. During that time I will be preaching at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel (their website is here) in New Jersey Sunday, October 7th,on the issue of our using our spiritual gifts to serve in the local church. And I’m entitling this message “Servants of the Servant.”
Becoming servants of the Servant, the Lord Jesus, involves knowing and using our spiritual gifts to build up the Body of Christ.Our four passages on spiritual gifts (Romans 12, I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, and I Peter 4) all emphasize the point that every believer has a gift or gifts and must use them to serve the Lord!
We’ve looked briefly at Romans 12 and I Corinthians 12. Let’s examine Ephesians 4 this morning and draw some tentative conclusions: