The Grace Gifts of the Holy Spirit
14 - The Gift of Serving & Helping, 1

Romans 12:
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice — the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don't think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.
4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,
5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well . . .   New Living Bible

Here, the Apostle Paul introduces us to what he calls the gift of serving others. This is also called the gift of helps.

He instructs us that in whatever way we serve or help in the church, we should do so well.
I want to thank our Heavenly Father for all those who serve and help in our assembly. There are so many people who serve and help in Agape that if I started naming areas of help, I know some will be left out, and that wouldn't be right.
Suffice it to say that for everything that functions well in our church, know that there are several people serving and helping wholeheartedly in that area.

Galatians 6:
7 Don't be misled — you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest [just] what you plant.
8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
9 So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.
10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone — especially to those in the family of faith.
New Living Bible

I also want to thank our Father that those who serve and help in Agape don't just do so with a half-hearted attitude. They serve and help to the best of their ability.

So thank you all for your serving and your helping, and remember that God is the one who gives us our reward. We will harvest just what we plant and at the right time we will reap this harvest if we don't give up.

So, if you need to begin serving and helping, talk to your Heavenly Father about what area you should help in, and then talk to someone in leadership about it.

Our Father in heaven,  we thank You that Your Word says that when we come into Your kingdom, You already thought about us. And so You prepared in advance good things for us to do during our whole life.Our Today we ask that as we seek You that You put us on Your path for us so we can fit in with the serving and the helping You have designed us for.Our And thank You that You Yourself will reward us fully,   in Jesus' mighty name,   Amen.

Hope we can get together again tomorrow,
God willing.
Meanwhile, have a great day
walking with The Lord Jesus Christ!