EXERCISING ONE OF MY GOD-GIVEN GIFTS !! I am grateful to God that He has given to me the ability to write and the enjoyment of doing so in His service. Thank you, Pastor Rimes, for emphasizing that spiritual gifts are empowerments given by God to His people to increase not individuals, but the entire family of God. The DIFFERING gifts have a unifying effect. They draw brothers and sisters in Christ together and we are forced to depend on each other. "And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you." (1 Corinthians 12:21)
Great Sermon! A very helpful-- and very convicting-- message, which gets at the heart of what it means to live a truly Christian life. I appreciated the emphasis on union with Christ as the foundation of the believer's calling to live a holy and Christ-centered life at all times and in all situations. How comprehensive is the principle enunciated in Colossians 3:17, and how frequently I have failed to live according to it. God, have mercy on me, a sinner!