YOU Have A Part
Yesterday at Timber Ridge we kicked off a brand new series called A Place For Everyone. (More info on the series HERE.) It's a series about how the church should be a place where everyone has a part, everyone has a story, and everyone is welcome. I'm excited about what God is going to do through this series as we lead up to Easter Sunday.
Yesterday's message was called Everyone Has A Part and we talked about why Jesus asks us to serve others and how we all have something to contribute (you can watch the message HERE). The truth is this: We were created to serve God and serve others. In Ephesians 2, the Bible says that "we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works." In 1 Peter 4, the Bible says that "each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others." Simply put: God created YOU and gifted YOU to serve.
God has given every single one of us gifts, talents, abilities, and experiences that we can use to serve others and help people connect with Jesus. It's so easy to think we have nothing to add or lack something to contribute. But that's not the case! God has given YOU a gift and ability to use to make a lasting impact on those around you. YOU have something to contribute! YOU have a part in changing the world!