The Gifts of Service and Mercy

Pastor John Bower continues our series on The Gifts this week with the gifts of Service and Mercy found in Romans 12:3-8.  John reminds us of why it is so important for the church, the body of Christ, to not only know their unique gifts, but to use them to build up the church.  Service is the ability to joyfully walk alongside another to help them accomplish a task or alleviate their burden.  Mercy is having compassion towards the miserable, helpless, or broken that leads to action on their behalf.  The scriptures used in this message are Romans 12:3-8, Mark 10:45, and Lamentations 3:22-23.