What’s your gift?

One of the beautiful truths of Christianity is that God has called us to be his partners in the Gospel.

With all his might and power he could have created us to be his minions – indeed that is what other ancient religions (such as the Babylonians) taught. They believed that they existed to do their gods’ bidding or feel their wrath, they were enslaved by powerful beings who were fickle and tempestuous.

That, fortunately, is not his way. He loves with unchanging, self-giving love. He wants relationship rather than servitude and when we are called upon to participate in his cause in the world it is as children helping out around the house, copying good and loving parents as they set about cleaning, tidying, and maintaining.

This week we are considering the gifts that God has given us to aid that work and the unity we should share as Christians working toward a common goal – God’s kingdom. As we do so we recognise that all of us bring a wide variety of gifts to the family and each gift is as important as another.

What is your gift? What has God enabled you to do that you can use for his Gospel, his kingdom, and his people? Are you using it right?

This Sunday’s Services – 20th January

8.00am Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church
9.30am Contemporary Service, St Peter’s Parish Church
11.00am Sung Eucharist, St Peter’s Parish Church
4.00pm Evensong, St Paul’s Church

 

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