Raising the Bar

1 Corinthians 10:31 - “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Paul is speaking about more than the food we eat, Paul has essentially said to us “In everything you do, make sure you are striving for excellence.” If we take this command seriously it will influence our homes, marriages, parenting, work and even our church. 

One of the greatest blessings of serving at Trinity Bible Church, is working with those who labour in love, sacrificing their time, energy and resources to see our ministries play out with excellence. 

Within the church we want to be grateful for all that God has done for us in Jesus, all that He is doing in us by His Spirit. One of the most effective ways we can demonstrate our gratitude is to strive for excellence. This includes appearance, music, preaching, strategic ways we strive to reach our community, even the motivation for why would do anything as a church. We must, by the grace of God, strive to be excellent. 

Many (if not all) of us have a desire to see our kids live lives that pursue excellence. That can be school, sports or even in who they choose as friends and influences. Those of us that work generally don’t aim to do a terrible job a work. Not only is this because we could lose our jobs but we like to take our work seriously and we desire the effort put into our work be reflected in the outcome or results. 

This should carry over into how we love and serve our church. 

Everything we do should be done with a desire to do it well. Not only does this reflect a gratefulness but we also have an opportunity to reflect the greatness of our God. Our desire for and fulfilment of excellence is a direct reflection of our gratefulness for who God is and what He has done. 

Let us be a thankful church, who continues to grow in our continued efforts to reflect God’s excellence by doing all we do to His glory. 

Tim McAlpineComment