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Friday, February 21, 2014

Holier than thou

Holier than thou.
It is said that in the church 10% of the people do 90% of the work. And I believe there may be some truth to that statement. Some folks really seem to catch fire and want to serve in every capacity. But where does that leave everyone else?
Others are not self-starters and need encouraged. Some may not have had much acceptance in their lives before Christ, so they are reluctant to join in now. Then there are still others that are afraid that they won't do it right.
There is nothing worse than trying to work alongside someone in the church and then being criticized.

Service, as a church member is a necessary thing. When we become a Christian it then becomes our purpose to build up the Kingdom. We are to be doing something. Romans chapter 3 explains to us that as new creations, we are not to be like the world anymore. We will be changed and our thoughts and behaviors will be transformed. But just because of that we are not to think that we are better than someone else.
The verses then go on to explain how each of us as members need to work efficiently together, with each of us having a specific purpose and order.

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3 NASB)

How well do you work with others? Are you a criticizer or an encourager?

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