“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.
5There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. 6God works in different
ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.”
I Corinthians 12:4 -6 NLT
When it comes to spiritual gifts, we, as follows of Christ, are blessed by the Spirit of the Lord. It is the same Spirit, no matter the gift. It is the same Spirit, no matter how well we use the gift. The source of our gift is the Spirit which Christ promised His disciples would come and we, as the children of God have also received that Spirit when we walk in the light of Christ.
As we have learned there are different gifts. The moving of the Spirit does not leave anyone without a gift but gives to all so that we can be unified and work together for God’s glory. As Paul continues to write, he says:
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
I Corinthians 12:27 NLT
Each individual is a piece of the whole. We are one body, the body of Christ. We are one church, the church of Jesus Christ our Lord. Each gift we have is meant to be a part of the whole. It is not on one person we rely, but on everyone, whose gifts the Spirit increases as we grow together. It is the unity of our congregation that will usher in the success of Bold Hospitality.
What is being asked of you? What role will you play in the vision of Park Hill Christian Church?
The Spirit will guide you. As we learn together our strengths, our gifts, the Spirit will be moving among us, the only requirement from you is that you listen to the Spirit’s guiding. As we inventory what we as individuals bring to the table, the Spirit is guiding us to unity in the body.
Today, we may not know what roles we will be asked to play in our vision. We may not know the gift that we will exercise to bring about God’s work in our community, and that is okay. Our job today is to be open in heart and in prayer so that God’s glory will be seen. We are to be in unity. We are to join joyfully together in celebration of the One who has set us free.
Our separation is temporary, soon we will join in person and rejoice in the good works of our Lord and His Spirit. Even though it seems we are stuck, work is happening all around us. God is moving and He requires only from us unity of heart and mind. Stand together with us virtually. The greatest gift we all have at this moment is unity in the Spirit. Take this time to pray that our unity will strengthen despite the separation we face. Take this time to prepare your hearts for the miracle of the Lord.
We are one body! We are led by the Spirit of the Lord! We will overcome the forces that would dampen our vision! We will see God move in miraculous ways in the Park Hill Christian Church Community. For His glory we affirm these things!
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