In the beginning of Acts, Jesus promises a gift. This gift, meant for everyone, empowers us to be faithful disciples and to carry out our mission to be Jesus’ witnesses.
We just celebrated God’s gift of salvation through the birth of Jesus. Through the letters to first century church, the Apostle Paul teaches about other gifts, spiritual gifts, that we receive from God when we accept our gift of salvation. Through God’s grace we receive these gifts to help build the body of Christ. As we begin to reset our priorities for the New Year, let’s commit to identifying and using our spiritual gifts to build the Church through the power of the Holy Spirit.