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Working Together With God & Each Other (Chinese/English)

 Working Together With God And Each Other


 1 Corinthians 3:4-10For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

哥林多前书3章:4-7-有说:“我是属保罗的”;有说:“我是属亚波罗的。”这岂不是你们和世人一样吗?亚波罗算什么?保罗算什么?无非是执事,照主所赐给他们各人的,引导你们相信。我栽种了,亚波罗浇灌了,惟有 神叫他生长。可见栽种的,算不得什么,浇灌的,也算不得什么;只在那叫他生长的 神。栽种的和浇灌的,都是一样,但将来各人要照自己的工夫得自己的赏赐。因为我们是与 神同工的;你们是 神所耕种的田地,所建造的房屋。我照 神所给我的恩,好像一个聪明的工头,立好了根基,有别人在上面建造;只是各人要谨慎怎样在上面建造。

 I really want us to concentrate on verse 9.


We are workers together with God 


You know there are many gifts among the body of Christ. My brothers and sisters, we are not in competition with each other, we are workers together with God and with each other. 


I am blessed to write and share and to be in a ministry, as are many others, that doesn’t mean I am in competition with other people who are writers and indeed write fifty times better than myself. 

 我被神祝福 能写作、分享和参与事工,就像其他很多人一样,这并不意味着我要和其他作家竞争,他们确实写得比我好50倍。

A dear sister writes beautiful poetry, that is her gifting from God. I can’t write poetry, am I jealous? No. Do I thank God for her ministry? Yes. 


 Maybe you think you can do something someone else is doing. But are you prepared to pay the price to go through the difficulties that person may have encountered? The Lord does not give out gifts until that person is ready to handle it.


I always remember when the Lord started me writing. I had never written before, and I put emoticons at the bottom of the messages- but the Lord has helped me and taught me.


We are to thank God for the different offices and gifts that people hold. Let us remember it is the Holy Spirit who gives out the gifts and ministries and everyone he gives out is to the person who can uniquely do that role within the body of Christ.


Please read and study 1 Corinthians Chapter 12.


 You have your own unique role in the Body of Christ, one that has been chosen for you by the Father and given to you through the operation of his Spirit, who also gives you the power to operate in it. 


Be very careful believer, not to be unhappy with the spiritual gift you have been given, that would be to grieve the Holy Spirit and to tell Him, that He doesn’t know what He is doing, when He clearly does. 


For those of you, who do not know what their gift is, then seek God’s face on the matter, He will reveal what He has in store for you, and He will give you the strength to operate in that gift. 


When the Lord is looking for people to use, He does not look at what denomination you are in, what size church you are in or what the size of your bank balance is. He looks for a willingness to serve Him and to also serve the Body of Christ.


 Let me finish with a question.


If the Lord said your gifting was washing up and serving tea every week after church, would you accept that or would you complain? Be very careful not to complain, the Israelites got nowhere and died in the desert because of their complaining and critical spirit. See Numbers 14


 God Bless you all


About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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  1. Keith
    You’re getting out such good messages and articles!
    Nicely done- good message my friend.
    God Bless~

  2. thanks cd

    these are old ones

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