You are Important!

1 Corinthians 12: 27-31 ESV 

"Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way."

(Read all of 1 Corinthians 12 here)

Never forget that the church is Christ’s body on the earth and that you are an important member of his body! It is easy to underestimate your value in church life. The bible says you are important and chosen by God for such a time as this! Simply being present and involved in worship, serving, and community is powerful for others who are also growing in God. The apostle Paul also tells us to earnestly desire the higher gifts. The higher gifts go beyond our own abilities to relying on God’s presence and power. Whether using natural or spiritual gifts, they all come from God. Use them all for God’s glory to build up the church.