Now, along with all of this, to all of the men in our congregation, we are really hurting for men to help in leading our services. Several of our men who have worked so hard for years are just not able, due to health issues, to get up to wait on the Lord’s Supper, lead prayers, etc. We really need our men who are able to step up, reach out to help. That means we need you here before services begin, need you here early enough to know you are here and willing to help, willing to serve. This is your opportunity to set an example for your family and your friends as to what it means to serve the Lord by serving others, to demonstrate what it looks like to truly put the Lord first in all things. I guarantee you that your effort will truly be appreciated by all of your church family here and, especially, by the Lord, Himself.
Brethren, we also need to remember that these things I just listed are not done to put on a show. Song leaders do not lead songs to put on a show, prayer leaders are not putting on a show, preachers do not preach to put on a show, serving the Lord’s Supper is not for show! Those who step up to do these things are doing two things. First, they are “leading” the congregation in that particular part of worship and, secondly they are “serving” the Lord by serving their brethren. All of these, every one of these, is an act of service. All of these are essential items of our worship to Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ. In everyone of these acts of worship we are to come together as the family of God, as children of God to serve the Lord by serving, reaching out to each other. When we truly reach out to each other, do everything we can to serve each other then, we are also serving our Lord, Jesus Christ. “The King will answer and say to them, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.” (Matt. 25:40). May we all truly come together and do all we can to serve the Lord by serving each other to the best of our ability in every way.
Until next week, I love you all,