Caring for the Flock
"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock,
in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers,
to care for the church of God." - Acts 20:28
This past Sunday, Pastor Caleb preached about what it means when we claim that we believe in the church. The church provides us with much in our lives, such as support, strength, and mean. As members of the church, we are called not only to be a part of this community for what the church does for us, but also we are called to be a part of this community to welcome and love others.
On page 117 in Adam Hamilton's book Creed, Hamilton says, "If you are a follower of Jesus, it's not just the you need the church, but that the church needs you!" Often we find ourselves drawn to something because of what it provides for us. But the church offers us a different call. We are called to be a part of the church because the church needs each one of us.
When we claim that we believe in the church, we are also claiming the deep need for our role of this church. As we continue through Lent and this series, I invite you to see where it is in the church you are needed. Where is there a need for your gifts, talents, love, and presence? The church needs all of us to care for its flock.