Stewardship: Building Up the Body of Christ

“When Paul was knocked off his horse on the way to Damascus, he realized that not only did his life change, but also that he was given the resources, gifts, and talents to preach this gospel. He used these gifts to build up the body of Christ, the Church. Just as Paul used his God-given gifts and talents to encourage and build up the Church, so too, are we supposed to use our God-given talents, abilities, resources, and experience to build up the body of Christ wherever we find ourselves – in our homes, in our parishes, and in our respective denominations. We are supposed to use all our God-given talents for Jesus’ glory and not to sit on our backsides waiting for the Lord to come again.” (William C. Mills, A 30 Day Retreat, p 107)