You can make a positive difference to God’s glory as a member of the Body of Christ. I love God’s design for the church and appreciate the fact that God “so loved us.” God’s love not only bought us, but it brought us together into His family (Acts 20:28, Colossians 1:13). Here are some of my conclusions about the Christians of the first century as we try and follow their example as they followed Jesus:
·They were in love with God.
·They were involved with people.
·They believed the world was lost.
·They were so filled with the message of salvation they shared the good news of Jesus.
Like the early Christians we must allow God the opportunity to work through us to bring people to the Savior, Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter what your ministry in the church is – for our ministries vary and our gifts differ, but there are two things we can all do if we desire to be co-laborers with the Lord. We can:
#1 - Invest in people’s lives by showing them we care by sowing the seed. Remember we can’t grow the seed only God can do that, but we can sow it and water it.
#2 - Invite people to participate in something that will point them to the love of the Savior.
Remember, what we do and what we say as believers will have a tremendous impact on the attitude of the whole church and our influence for the Lord in the community. It is the greatest thing in the world to be a Christian!