Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Called Up for Active Duty

Galatians 6:9 - And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

The other day on Facebook a friend posted this cartoon. I don’t know who the creator of the cartoon is, so I can’t give him or her the credit he or she deserves. But the cartoon made me laugh and also made me want to cry all at the same time because it illustrated such amazing truth.

In far too many churches, a handful of people do all the work while the majority watch from the sidelines. Everyone wants the church to be there for them when they have a problem. But few want to do the work that keeps the church alive so that it can be there to help people in times of crisis. Greater numbers of Christians are “inactive” than ever before in American history.

But imagine how it would change churches if all Christians were called up to active duty! Imagine how many youth workers and Sunday School teachers and deacons and worship team members the church would have. Imagine the financial resources the church would have. Imagine how many soup kitchens, after school tutoring programs, homeless shelters, crisis pregnancy centers and adoption programs we could operate more effectively. If massive numbers of believers became reactivated in their faith, revival would come to America in a matter of weeks.

So what about us? Are we on the front line? Or are we hiding in the back hoping our draft number won’t come up? It’s time for all of God’s people to volunteer for active duty. A war is waging for the souls of men and women and we can’t afford to have anyone holding back. It’s time to serve!


Lord, let us not become weary in doing good but help us remain faithful in our service to You. Amen.

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Dr. Terry W. Dorsett has been a pastor, church planter, denominational leader and author in New England for more than 20 years. He is a happy husband, a proud father and adoring grandfather. He is a cancer survivor and believes that God works powerfully through times of suffering. He has written a book about the spirit of offense that prevails in our current society. You can find all of his books at:

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