What is this series all about In this series I hope to present a Biblical worldview in support of human dignity and true personhood. I hope to encourage you to live your life to the fullest by discovering, understanding, and using your gifts and natural abilities in everyday life. I hope to challenge you to share with others their intrinsic value to both God and mankind. To make you smile, and encourage your soul.
STEP ONE• The First step to understanding who you are, is to Discover Who God is. ―The imago Dei.‖
STEP TWO• The second Step to understanding who you are is, to discover your passions.
Disclaimer:• Before we Go any deeper in understanding who God has made us to be, we must first recognize that the first two steps, previously discussed, are available to all mankind.• The third step, which we will discuss today is only for the individual who has committed their lives to Christ – the Christian.
• (1 Corinthians 12:1-13)• 1Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. 2You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. 4There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.• 7Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
• 8To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.11All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.• 12The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free— and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. (1 Corinthians 12:1-13)
Things to know about your spiritual gifts.• It’s given to the believer. (Verse 2) ―you were pagans‖• It’s given to you by God (Verse 6) ―God works all of them‖• It’s given to you for the faith community (Verse 7) ―the common good‖
Mr. Slim Goodbody• Aired: 1985 - 1989 Show Type: Live Action Country of Origin: US• On one level: It was a show that promoted good eating and good health on PBS.• On another level: It was a show that promoted good church and good life on PBS.
What are the spiritual gifts?Discerning of Spirits ProphecyEvangelist Pastor Interpretation of TonguesHospitality Teaching Voluntary PovertyFaith Wisdom CelibacyLeadership Knowledge IntercessionAdministration Exhortation DeliveranceMiracles Giving ServiceHealing Helps ApostleTongues Mercy Leading Worship Missionary
REAL LIFE IN CHRIST!• When you get all three steps, you hit the ―sweet spot.‖ And your impact will just go go go!