New Hope Baptist Church
Friday, January 18, 2019
a place to call home


 "Let your Light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." 
 Matthew 5:16


Are you maximizing your abilities today? In our sermon this Sunday we spoke on the the reason God gives us ability. First He asks us to use our abilities to glorify and honor Him. Second, God wants us to use our abilities to serve one another. If we seek to grow as a church we must look for opportunities to serve each other as a family and as a church where people can say, "New Hope is a place we can call home." Thirdly, God's Word says that our abilities should be used as an example to others. As our verse above tells us, God receives glory when we let our good works shine. Finally, our abilities should be used to build up the church. The community of Holden should see us as a church of individuals resolute in honoring God, serving others and being an example. When we do that, we will see growth. And we can do that in our everyday environments. From school to work, from our social activities to home; whether a butcher, a baker or candlestick maker, we can use our abilities to honor God and let our "light shine before others."