We are continuing our series in Romans, exploring the importance of spiritual gifts in Romans 12:3-8. As a wise teacher once told me: God calls and sends. Everyone is called to follow Jesus, their Saviour and Lord. Those who respond to that call are sent by Spirit to continue the ministry of Jesus through the Church – the body of Christ in this world.
That can be a daunting responsibility, one that we can’t possibly accomplish. But don’t despair – the Spirit of Jesus which gives life to the Church also gifts the Church with all that we need for our mission. Those gifts are not just for a few super-Christians, but for everyone who has responded to the call. We all have a place in this body through the grace of God, and we all have a role in this body through the gifts of God.