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1012 – Commitment to Serve委身服事

God has the office of the pastors to lead His saints and they are watching over their souls in view of Christ’s second coming. There is a mandate given to the church especially in the ministry and the word of reconciliation. There is a work of the ministry for the church and the role of the local pastor is to lead them in that direction where the work needs to be done.Exo 18:21-22 Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. 22 And let them judge the people at all times. Then it will be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they themselves shall judge. So, it will be easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you.

This structure of governance was given by Jethro who was Moses’ father in law. He was advised to delegate responsibilities by appointing leaders over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. This helped Moses not to experience burnout, and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the work.

We should be able to effectively love and serve one another with our gifts.

Commitment is a word that you either love or hate. In fact, it has become a very unpopular word in this time and age because it infringes on our personal rights, privileges and everything that entails in individualism.

We love people who are committed because it’s a good character to have in a worker or colleague. It’s an added strength to the team. We should be known for our commitment as a Christian. A committed worker does a good job and goes the extra mile. He takes ownership over the project and the task given to him. Jesus was so committed to be the ultimate sacrifice, that he bore the pain and endured the cross in order to fulfill God’s will for His life.
He did not quit halfway through the process. The disciples dropped everything that they were doing and committed themselves to the calling until they were martyred.

When someone is committed to the cause they will bear the inconvenience, the sacrifices and the time to fulfill the task at hand.

It takes character to be committed to a home church, to run with the vision of the church and submit under the authority appointed in the local church.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
There is tremendous power in unity when we agree on ministry matter and walk together.

Sermon Series: CG Campaign – Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow (Part 2)


委身服事

上帝设立了牧师办事处来带领他的圣徒,教牧们看顾圣徒们的灵魂,等待主的再来。教会被委以重任,尤其是在事工以及和解的消息方面。 教会有事工要做,而牧师的职责是朝着事工需要的方向带领教会。

出埃及记18:21-22 並要從百姓中揀選有才能的人,就是敬畏神、誠實無妄、恨不義之財的人,派他們作千夫長、百夫長、五十夫長、十夫長,管理百姓,叫他們隨時審判百姓,大事都要呈到你這裏,小事他們自己可以審判。這樣,你就輕省些,他們也可以同當此任。

这种治理结构是由摩西的岳父叶特罗建立的。他建议把权力委派给下级的千夫长、百夫长、五十夫长、十夫长。如此帮助了摩西不至精疲力竭,并提高了工作的果效和效率。

我们应该能够以各自的恩赐有效地彼此相爱,互相服事。

委身是个让你不是爱就是恨的词。 事实上在现今時代中,它已成为一个非常不受欢迎的词,因为它侵犯了我们的个人权利,特权和个人主义所涉及的一切。

我们爱那些委身的人,因为对于一个工人或同事,这是一项很好的品格。这給團队增添了额外的实力。作为基督徒我们应该以委身而著称。一个委身的工人会把工作做得好,并且精益求精;他以被交托给他的工作为己任。耶稣如此委身成为终极的献祭,祂甘愿忍受痛苦,甘心被钉十字架,以成全上帝対祂生命的旨意。

祂没有半途而废。使徒们放下了手头的一切工作,委身上帝给他们的呼召,乃至殉道。

当人委身的时候,他就会忍受一切的不方便、付出牺牲以及时间,好完成手中的任务。

委身于属灵的家,跟随教会的异象并顺服当地教会指定的权柄,才是該有的品格。

阿摩司書 3:3二人若不同心,豈能同行呢?
当我们在事工上意见一致并结伴同行时,合一就具备了无穷的力量。

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