Summary: Learn about your spiritual giftings
Title: “Where Do You Fit In?”
Text: Romans 12: 4-8
Over the last several weeks, we have been going over the Motivational Gifts that God has placed within the Church. I can’t stress this enough, “God wants us to pursue the Gifts that He has placed within the Church.”
1 Corinthians 12: 1 says, “Now concerning Spiritual Gifts Brethren, I don’t want you to be Ignorant.” I’m not trying to be mean, but many times we are ignorant of the Gifts that God has placed within the Church & it has to break God’s Heart.
We have the mentality, “Well, if God wants me to have one of these Gifts, then He will give it to me.” God wants the Church to operate in the Gifts of the Spirit, but we’ve got to seek after the Gifts.
Over the past several weeks, we have seen that God has placed many gifts within the Body, so that the Body would function correctly.
We have been talking about the Motivational Gifts & as soon as we are finished with Romans 12, we will go over to 1 Corinthians 12 & see the Manifestation Gifts that God wants to see in Operation in Every Church.
I don’t know if you realize it or not, but the Body of Christ needs you. 1 Corinthians 12 says, “All of the members of the Body are important & all of the members have a Function.”
Did you know that the Backbone of the Church is made up of “Ordinary People” doing “Ordinary Things”? Please turn with me in your Bible’s to Exodus 17: 8-15.
The Children of Israel were Fighting a Battle against Amalek. Moses was on top of the Mountain with His Hands Lifts towards Heaven, with the Rod of God in His Hand, while Joshua was in the Valley Fighting the Enemy!
There is a message in this Story. It took everybody pulling together to win the Battle. The Job of the Leader was to keep them Lifted up in Prayer to God!
Aaron & Hur were on the Top of the Mountain with Moses their Leader. But you are going to see that they had a Job to do. When they did their Job, it made a difference.
1. When Moses’ Hands Were Up, Israel Won
the Battle in the Valley.
When the Pastor is able to do the Job that God has called him to do, it is going to make a tremendous difference in the Body. The job of the Pastor is to Equip the Saints for Ministry.
-To Spend Time in the Word.
-To Spend Time in Prayer.
-To Cast Vision for the Church.
2. When Moses’ Hands Got Heavy and They
weren’t Lifted up, Israel Lost the Battle.
It didn’t take Aaron & Hur very long to notice what was Happening. They noticed that when Moses’ Hands became heavy & they would drop down, Israel would lose the Battle.
3. Aaron & Hur Supported the Hands of the
Hands of their Leader.
They realized that when they supported the hands of their Leader, that Israel began to Win the Battle. There are many battles that are being Lost Today because no one is willing to Lift of the Hands of their Leader.
This is the message that I am trying to get across as we study the Motivational Gifts. You might not be the Leader in the Church, but when you support the hands of the Leader it is a very vital role.
-I thank God for S.S. Teachers.
-S.S. teachers, pastor your class.
-I thank God for Nursery Works.
-Minister to those Babies in the Nursery.
-Thank God for our Greeters.
-Make people feel welcome in the House of God
-Thank God for those that drive a Van.
-Thank God for those who lift up the Hands.
-There are many parts to the Body.
-But all of the parts are Important.
You might be thinking, “But pastor, I want to do something important.” God’s word says, “If you give someone a cup of water in My Name, you have done it unto Me.”
Quit looking for the Big Ministry & just be Faithful to what God has called you to do. The theme statement of Servant Evangelism is, “Small Things Done With Great Love Will Change the World.”
“And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar.”
-I don’t think they were Counseling Jesus.
-I don’t think they were Healing Jesus.
-I don’t think they were Preaching to Him.
-But they were ministering to Jesus.
In the Book of Acts, the Church was growing so fast that they appointed Deacons. The Deacons weren’t there to tell the pastor what to do, they were there to help the pastor, so he would be free to do the work of the Ministry.