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

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The Common Good

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