Pic: Pastor Lim took members from the Malmasbury Vuku community on an outing, and it’s evident that he takes pride in them, having known them since 2011. +
What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.
1 Corinthians 14:26 NIV +
Written by Jung
I remember vividly when I used to deliver messages to validate my position in the church. I started leading a missions department when I was a young Christian, so I was known to be unaware of many details of the Bible and the inner workings of the church.
As I matured, I began to understand the meaning of what Paul was saying here. My purpose had to be to edify the church, particularly in the Vuku language (though not exclusively), by bringing them closer to Jesus.
This realization came with the understanding that it couldn’t be achieved solely through my desire to do so. I had to comprehend not only their background but also their spiritual lives in order to effectively communicate. Simply sharing my knowledge could provide a valuable lesson, but it couldn’t replace genuine worship.
It was never about me; it was always about Jesus and His heart towards His people. When I grasped that, I truly understood the preciousness of His people.
Remember, you are precious to Jesus.