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Just what exactly am I supposed to do and how come my Pastor doesn't do everything?
Ephesians 4:12 it is "..to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ," It is important to understand this role because it helps us as the body defines our role as well. A Pastor's job is to equip the saints so that the saints can go out and be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Defining these roles leads us to understand that we don't go to church to "feel better" or put the focus on being blessed or favored. The Pastor equips us by teaching the will of God through the life of Jesus Christ. We then go out to demonstrate what we have learned to the world. Our role is to walk in love and be the light. If you don't see it in Jesus' life or hear Him say it, we shouldn't see it in our lives. When we have this focus which found in Mathew 6:33, then the fruits of the Spirit will manifest themselves in our lives. Having the wrong expectations can lead to disappointment, so today remind yourself of your purpose and let the love of the Father shine through you!