1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
Roman 12:6 says, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
1 Corinthians 12:4 reminds us that; “There are different gifts, but the same Spirit.”
Over the years many individuals have become known for their contributions of time and talent for the betterment of church and congregation. However, in his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul tells us that the measure of our service is according to the proportion of our faith. While we recognize with gratitude all those who give of their unique gifts, can it be that the faith of some special people is somehow different; greater, more selfless, more compassionate; perhaps more giving in some way?
The goal of the Conversations of Faith series is to explore what it is about those extraordinary persons that drive their service to church and community … to present their stories, their journey of faith and service in their own words.
By doing so, it is my hope that we all may be inspired to look deeply within ourselves and respond to the call to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God, each using whatever gift they have received to serve one another.