We had a wonderful service at church today, with many people involved.
One elder opened, another received the offering and a different one led us in communion.
My wife Nunsy led us in worship, while numerous people shared, prayed and ministered one to another.
We had a sister singing in tongues and then bring us a great message from the Word and had words of love and encouragement from the Lord through another sister.
And what you may ask was I as pastor doing while all this was going on?
Well, I was sitting in a comfy chair at the back of the church being ministered to!
Church never has been and never should be a “one man show”.
Yes, a church should have a pastor but they are not the most important person in the fellowship; we are all ministers, one to another.
Everyone can minister; we can all encourage, edify and exhort each other, that is what Hebrews 10 v 24 and 25 says to us.
We can pray for each other, build each other up and go to one another for help.
And this should be happening in church.
I was so happy as a pastor this morning to see the fellowship minister as a body; it was wonderful to see.
Yes, you should all go to church in order to receive, however at the same time you should go with the attitude of wanting to help, give and bless.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the local church, thank you that you set this in place for our encouragement, edification and exhortation”.
Hebrews 10 v 24 and 25…..And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching