How to Serve the Body of Christ

How to Serve the Body of Christ Today

How to Serve the Body of Christ is a Christian Sermon based on the events chronicled in Luke 7:36-50, Matthew 26:6-13 and Mark 14:3-9 that teaches you how to minister to the Body of Christ today.

Have you been wondering how you can serve God by ministering to the Body of Christ today?

If you have, you first have to understand that the Christian Church represents the Body of Christ on earth today since Jesus is physically in heaven though spiritually He is still with us. We know this from the fact that Paul tells us that You are the Body of Christ, and each of you is a member individually. (1 Corinthians 12:27)

Therefore, if you are looking for a place where you can minister to the Body of Christ, look for a Christian Church or any group of Christians.

If you are wondering how to minister to that Body of Christ, read on and learn from the woman with the alabaster flask of fragrant oil. (Luke 7:36-39)

This woman teaches us:
1. Do Not Wait For An Invitation
Simon the Pharisee invited Jesus to his house for the Bible tells us that One of the Pharisees invited Him to eat (Luke 7:36) but chances are that this woman was not invited to the Bethany home of Simon because she was publicly known As a sinner. (Luke 7:37) But, even though she was uninvited, she still chose to come forward and minister to the Body of Christ by washing His feet.

Therefore, do not wait for your Church or local Christian group to invite you to come and minister to them because the invitation may never come. Seize whichever opportunity presents itself to you like this woman, who When she knew that Jesus sat at the table in Simon the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil. (Luke 7:37)  

She seized that opportunity when Jesus was in her city to come forward and serve Him. She did not procrastinate and decide to wait for a more private venue or for when Jesus was just alone with His disciples to come and minister to Him because she probably recognized that that “perfect” opportunity to serve Him when the circumstances were “just right” may never come her way.

Therefore, if you see an opportunity to minister to the Body of Christ in your city, grab it and run with it. Do not wait for a better day or a better time or a better place or a better gathering because that time and place that you think is not good, may actually be the best in God’s eyes.

We can see that this may have been the case here at Simon’s house because her service gave Jesus the opening to teach Simon the Pharisee a few things for He taught him about the parable of the creditor with the two loving debtors. (Luke 7:40-47)

Therefore, swing into action immediately you know of an opportunity to serve your local Body of Christ because you do not know if that opportunity will ever present itself to you again. 

In addition, understand that by missing it, you may actually miss out on all your blessings the way this woman would have missed out on hers if she had decided not to minister to the Body Christ that specific hour of that day and in that venue.

Note that that it” that you must do to minister to the Body of Christ can include doing nice things for less fortunate members of your society for Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me food to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you nursed me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, needing clothes and dress you? When did we see you sick or imprisoned and visit you?”

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:34-40)

Therefore, look around in your city for those who are hungry, thirsty, alienated, naked, sick and imprisoned and begin ministering to them. 
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