All of us who are recipients of the gospel are called to participate in the gospel with our presence, time, gifting, and resources. When we participate in the local expression of Jesus’ church, we get to be a part of something extraordinary. What will be your part in God’s unfolding story through his church in the world?
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.