Spiritual Gifts Week 1


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Spiritual Gifts Week 1

  1. 1. Spiritual Gifts Why Study Spiritual Gifts?
  2. 2. Why Study Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>“I believe God made me for a purpose. But He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire) </li></ul><ul><li>When our gifts are outside of “speaking gifts” it may be harder for us to identify our gifting </li></ul><ul><li>There are divisions between charismatic churches and non-charismatic churches over gifts </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Study Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>We should not be ignorant of our spiritual gifts </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 12:1 “ Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant .” </li></ul><ul><li>God’s work can not be done in our own strength </li></ul><ul><li>This was the case for Old Testament saints </li></ul><ul><li>This is how Jesus ministered </li></ul><ul><li>John 12:49-50 “ For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say .&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Study Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>When Jesus prepared His disciples for the ministry, He spoke to them about the power of the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Today we are called to carry on the work of our Lord Jesus, but not in our strength </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 2:4-5 “ My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power .” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Study Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>How we understand spiritual gifts is critical to how we do church </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding spiritual gifts are essential to unity in the body of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual gifts are a stewardship given by God for which we are accountable to Him </li></ul><ul><li>The ultimate goal of spiritual gifts is the glory of God </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Study Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Spiritual gifts are divine strengths given by God to minister to areas of weakness in the Body </li></ul><ul><li>Apply our strength to someone else’s weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual gifts are given to strength someone who is weak in terms of their service/ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding our spiritual gifts should guide us in many of the choices we have to make in our lives </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing our spiritual gifts will help us determine what ministry God has called us to </li></ul>
  7. 7. Understanding Our Gifting Will… <ul><li>Enable you feel the pleasure of God as you do what He has enabled you to do </li></ul><ul><li>Become a better steward of your time and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Help you discern God’s will for life in the choices you have to make </li></ul><ul><li>Produce supernatural fruit in your life because it is the Holy Spirit who is at work </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit the whole church </li></ul><ul><li>Glorify God </li></ul>