Scripture tells us, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26). Put another way, if we love God, follow Christ, and trust the Spirit, it will reflect in our daily actions. It’s great to have a personal relationship with God, but without actions that grow and evidence the relationship, it is meaningless.
So where do we start? How can we get involved in the work that God is already doing? Well, you can start with this ministry list. Methodist Temple offers many avenues for you to answer God’s calling and you can find them all in here. You could choose to serve in a ministry area that feels familiar, or leave your comfort zone and try something totally new. If you’re not sure, please reach out to the pastoral staff, who can help you discern.
If you feel daunted by the thought of jumping into a new ministry, you’re not alone. I’ll tell you what my college chaplain told me: “God does not call the equipped; God equips the called.” You do not need to have a certain diploma or the Bible memorized or all the answers for God to use you. Take a leap of faith and be surprised by the arms that catch you.
The Scripture reference for today's message is Mark 11:1-6.
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