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By Braxton King
Being raised in a pastor’s home, I was able to learn a lot of life lessons. Growing up, I listened to my dad preach hundreds of times, and by hearing all of these sermons, I memorized many of his phrases.
One of those phrases is, “The church is kind of up and down right now, up on the mountain hunting and down at the lake fishing,” or “There’s no big “I’s” or little “u’s” in the body of Christ.” Another one I remember him saying is, “It’s great to be saved and know it, but it’s better to be saved and show it.”
However, the phrase I want to focus on now is one he said most often, “If you don’t do what God wants you to do, there’s a line of people waiting to do it.” This one came back to my memory after I had been pastoring for a while.
One day, I called my dad and asked this question, “Dad, where is the line of people waiting to do so much?” The Bible says, “And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily, prophets, thirdly, teachers, and after that, miracles, the gifts of healing, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”
In the middle of all of these gifts God has placed in the church, it’s interesting to notice one of them is the gift of helps. We see, then, “helps” as a supernatural ministry gift from God. Help is one who gives assistance to others.
We can see by studying the scriptures that helps is all over the Word of God. We see in the book of Luke, there was a group of women that followed Jesus around and ministered to His needs. When it was time for Jesus to partake of the last Passover with his disciples, there was a furnished room, made ready for them. For Lazarus to be raised from the dead, someone had to roll the stone away.
The ministry of helps is a supernatural God-appointed ministry to continue the gospel of Christ to the ends of the Earth. The effectiveness of the church is ultimately lacking when this ministry is lacking. The Bible says our God is an ever present help in time of need. Many times, the way God meets the needs of others is through his body – the church. He has truly blessed us to be a blessing.
Let us remember that ministry is finding a need and meeting it.
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