This weekend we continued on in the A.R.M.Y message series.
This places an emphasis on doing something in the Christian life. You cannot be a fulfilled committed Christian without doing something.
Christians at the Rock are challenged to be part of the A.R.M.Y. A.R.M.Y is an acronym, which covers four parts. Accountability relationships, reaching out to the lost, and ministry and service are the first three parts of the army acronym. We will focus on the fourth component next week. This week we focused on the 'M' in army, which stands for ministry and service.
The Bible teaches us to minister and evangelize to others. This is not something Pastor Miles and the Rock Church spout for no reason. Ministry and service is Biblical. Christians are called to do something in this life meant to glorify God.
Why are Christians in Church?
Coming to church isn't self focused, and meant for the sole purpose of bettering and blessing the individual. Church is meant to equip the believer to bring those that are unsaved to come to know Christ. The Rock church has a vast variety of ministries to get involved in. However, ministry isn't exclusive to organized groups within a church.
Ministry to the least of these provides help in everyday needs. Ministry can be simple and basic. We can provide for the material needs of others, share a kind word, or ministry can even be as simple as sharing a smile.
There are areas in which God has gifted us to serve. There are life experiences we have, interests we have, things we enjoy that can impact our ministry and service. If we need ideas or inspiration about where we can serve and minister there is a list of Rock ministries on the Rock website.
Ministry and service is not about getting recognized or noticed. It should not be about looking for credit, but about serving the Lord.
Do what God is calling you to do. Pray and ask God to show you what He wants you to do. Seek out a ministry to get involved in where God can use the talents and gifts He has uniquely created you with. Be aware of the needs of those around you, whom you can serve and minister to on a daily basis.
Remember Matthew 26:40, The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."