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Too often we find ourselves competing with each other in the church rather than cooperating. Paul calls us to promote the common good, which means we each need to contribute to this according to......

Too often we find ourselves competing with each other in the church rather than cooperating. Paul calls us to promote the common good, which means we each need to contribute to this according to the way the Spirit has gifted us. As we each contribute, we cooperate, and the common good is achieved.

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  • 1. Competition, Contribution, Cooperation and the Common Good 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Study notes at http://is.gd/6gUQ6
  • 2. Sibling rivalry results in competition that goes nowhere
  • 3. Churches can also get caught up in useless competitions that go nowhere
  • 4. We need to focus on the common good
  • 5. The common good is achieved when we cooperate together in service
  • 6. The common good is the reason we are given spiritual gifts More on the reason for spiritual gifts at http://is.gd/6gUQ6
  • 7. We receive spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit as the Spirit decides
  • 8. Competition works against the common good
  • 9. Competition is anything that creates controversy and doesn't submit to Jesus
  • 10. Competition occurs when we compare ourselves to others
  • 11. Contribution is the purpose of spiritual gifts
  • 12. The Spirit gives us spiritual gifts so we can serve each other
  • 13. The church is built up as each of us contributes in the way the Spirit desires
  • 14. Cooperation is the goal of spiritual gifts
  • 15. We cooperate with each other when we serve Jesus with the gifts he gave us
  • 16. Cooperation builds the body and keeps proper focus on Jesus
  • 17. Stop comparing yourself to others and competing with them
  • 18. Find a way to contribute
  • 19. All the pieces matter How are you contributing? Study notes at http://is.gd/6gUQ6
  • 20. For more information, go to http://jeremyhoover.com/blog.html