“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
 (1 Peter 4:10 NIV)

 
God has given you unique abilities, talents, and gifts. This bundle of talents is the thing God has given you that makes you who you are and sets you apart from other people.
 
If you think your talents are simply for you to make a lot of money, retire, and die, you’ve missed the point of your life. God gave you talents to benefit others.  And God gave other people talents that benefit you.
We’re all a part of the body of Christ, and each part matters. There are no insignificant people in the family of God. Whether you are a musician or an accountant, a teacher or a cook, God gave you those abilities to serve others.
 
You are a manager of the gifts God has given to you. They may be great or small in your eyes, but they matter to God. Are you using what He’s given you for the benefit of others to make the world a better place? Or are you just using those talents to benefit yourself?
 
On Sunday we will continue our stewardship emphasis as we look at how we use our talents to help God fulfill His purposes in this world.
 
We will also have the privilege of welcoming students, parents, and staff from KinderPrep into our 11:00 Traditional service as we celebrate Kinderprep Sunday.
 
See you Sunday
 
Randy