10Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10 – 11)
As we continue to discuss the discipline of fellowship, we recognize that Biblical fellowship is about a lot more than coming together to have a good time. Of course, having a good time together as believers is important but there is a lot more to fellowship than that. A broader perspective must contemplate how God uses the combination of the gifts he has given us for his glory. Just think how much we miss out on when we refuse to play in an orchestra where the master conductor has perfect knowledge of our gifts.
Please read the passage above carefully and answer the following question.
How are you using your gifts in fellowship to glorify God?
March 29, 2019 at 5:35 pm
I am a member of our church choir and join with others to lead worship on Sundays. I also join other ladies in our church to plan and execute events: most recently a Women’s Prayer Retreat. Those times are fun and uplifting and provide an opportunity to get to know these ladies more and available for them to know me.
March 29, 2019 at 10:54 pm
Thank you Bridget! Like you, I have been able to use my gifts as a part of a group of believers involved in the planning and execution of church events (fellowship with a specific mission). It is always fascinating to see the different gifts believers exhibit when God brings them together to accomplish tasks. I have found that in the act of fellowship where a task is to be completed believers sometimes get insights into their gifts. For example, you might hear believers giving fellow believers honest feedback on their strengths. This is a real benefit of fellowship.
March 30, 2019 at 6:58 am
I have been blessed with the opportunities to assist in coordinating and hosting small groups. The fellowship enjoyed and relationships that have evolved, have helped me to grow in my faith, strengthen my Christian journey and appreciate even more His glory.