I don't know how some in today's church got the false idea that the preacher is a servant and the folks in the pews are just members. No one is a bystander in God's kingdom! All believers are in partnership with the Lord. He chose to work through mankind to accomplish the gospel mission on earth.
God gave one or more spiritual gifts to every single believer to aid in the work for His kingdom. We each need this special "wiring" to carry out our unique role in His plan. He knits that spiritual gift into our personality and inborn talents to create a useful and effective servant. And just to be clear, there is no such thing as a non-gifted believer. God's awesome power is present in and available to every believer. The Holy Spirit equips us to obey the Lord in whatever He calls us to do.
Ephesians 2: 10 - For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
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