Pastor Tim Romero

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Acts 6:2-4

Acts 6:2–4 (ESV): "2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."

The body of Christ is made up of many members that are gifted by the Holy Spirit to serve each other.  If each person doesn't fulfill their role as a servant it puts more burden on those that are making them less effective in their callings.

As the early church expanded much was required of the Apostles.  Not only were they teaching the body the Word of God but they were also physically serving the body even at meal time. To say they were busy would be an understatement.  They were so busy practically serving the body that it was affecting their calling to prayer and preaching the Word.  God supplied for them men who were filled with the Spirit and equipped for the work of the ministry to come along side them and serve in the more practical areas that the Apostles might fulfill their calling.  It's the body working together in unity.

Serving the body is a privilege and it is something you are not only equipped and empower for but also called and appointed to.  God has designed you and I to serve one another.  If one part of the body fails to serve the other parts of the body pick up the slack but understand it takes them away from what they are called to do.  Fulfill your role in the body of Christ Christian.  Be like Jesus and become a servant of all.

Father we thank You so much for the gifting, equipping, calling and appointing of Your body to ministry. Help us not to grow weary in doing good but let us step up into the roles You have prepared for us to fulfill and serve You with all our hearts. May we prioritize our lives in such a way that we have margin to serve.   Give us wisdom regarding this we pray in Jesus name, amen!

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