Summary: Without the ministry of helps the church would quickly be in trouble. This will bring awarness; we had 5 people decide to get involved because of this sermon!
Help Me in Helps Text: I Corinthians 12:25-31
25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
In vs. 28 the greek definition for the word ’helps’ is rendering practical aid and support.
We are to care for one another, but also we are to suffer with one another as one suffers as well as rejoice with one another when one rejoices! We are the body of Christ; but members individually. Now God appointed different individuals to work His works in different ways. Some apostles, other’s prophets, also teachers, some to have miracles, other’s healings, other’s helps, other’s administrations, some tongues and some to interpret. We all have gifting!
In Matthew 20:28...the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.
Do we fully understand our gifting? Properly not. Are you born fully gifted? No, it’s something we learn by studying and doing!
Look at Exodus 17: 8-13 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Moses needed help, and two men made a decision to help. They didn’t wait until they felt lead they just saw the need and helped. (There are always so many needs!)
I think you would agree with me in saying that all gifts need each other, and especially the gift of helps!
The gift of helps points everyone in the right direction! One could have the gift of miracles, but without helps the person needing a miracle might not be found in a crowd for prayer.
There are 5 basic levels of Spiritual authority in the local church. #1. Submission unto Christ. #2. Submission unto your local pastor; the shepherd God placed there. #3. To department heads and all delegated authority. #4. Unto the body of Christ. #5. Finally, submit to yourselves!