God graces His people with gifts. Ephesians 4:11 mentions five of God's many gifts: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Do you notice what they have in common? Each one is a gift of words. Whether or not we have one of those specific gifts, we have been graced with a love for and talent with words. It's what unites us at this meeting (or at this website).
We will meet from 10 am to noon at High Mountain Church of the Nazarene.
See website sidebar for location & general information.
- Elaine O'Neill will share tips from the writing conference she attended.
- Come prepared with paper & pen, laptop or tablet for a writing exercise.
- We may forego critiques, but if you have something you're ready to submit to a publisher and need feedback, please bring it.
Thoughts to Ponder
from October's meeting
Later in the chaper we learn why these word gifts were given: “to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
|Wrapped Gifts by Marina Shemesh|
They are given to be shared and to bear fruit:
· To prepare God’s people to serve
· To bring unity
· To increase the knowledge of Jesus
· To become mature believers
In verse 29 we read that our words should build others up and benefit them. Like any gift, words come with responsibility and with a high calling.
Take Home Thought: Our words are more than print on paper. They have power and purpose to bring encouaragement, unity, maturity and knowledge of Christ as they prepare readers to serve.