Spiritual Gifts Why Don’t We Understand Spiritual Gifts?
Why Are Christians Unsure About Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Evangelical teachers today differ widely on the subject of spirit...
What Are Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Spiritual gifts are SPIRITUAL gifts </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 12:1-3 “ Now about s...
What Are Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>The work of the Holy Spirit is not normally seen with the human eye </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
What Are Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Spiritual gifts are spiritual GIFTS   </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual gifts are graces which...
What Are Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Spiritual gifts are a matter of faith </li></ul><ul><li>Paul links the gifts that are gi...
How Can We Exercise Faith? <ul><li>We need to have faith God has supernaturally empowered us  </li></ul><ul><li>We need to...
No Sacrifice <ul><li>To You I give my life </li></ul><ul><li>Not just the parts I want to </li></ul><ul><li>To You I sacri...
<ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Your thoughts are higher than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your Words are deeper than mine </li...
<ul><li>To You I give the gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Your love has given to me </li></ul><ul><li>How can I hoard the treasure...
<ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Your thoughts are higher than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your Words are deeper than mine </li...
<ul><li>To You I give my future  </li></ul><ul><li>As long as it may last </li></ul><ul><li>To You I give my present </li>...
<ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Your thoughts are higher than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your Words are deeper than mine </li...
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Spiritual Gifts Week 2

  1. 1. Spiritual Gifts Why Don’t We Understand Spiritual Gifts?
  2. 2. Why Are Christians Unsure About Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Evangelical teachers today differ widely on the subject of spiritual gifts </li></ul><ul><li>People look for categories of spiritual gifts in which they neatly fit </li></ul><ul><li>The Bible looks at spiritual gifts from different perspectives , not just one </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Are Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Spiritual gifts are SPIRITUAL gifts </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 12:1-3 “ Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, &quot;Jesus be cursed,&quot; and no one can say, &quot;Jesus is Lord,&quot; except by the Holy Spirit .” </li></ul><ul><li>Not everything spiritual is of the Holy Spirit </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Are Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>The work of the Holy Spirit is not normally seen with the human eye </li></ul><ul><li>The empowerment of the Spirit is not natural empowerment, human ability or experience </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual gifts are evidence that Jesus Christ is all powerful </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. What Are Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Spiritual gifts are spiritual GIFTS </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual gifts are graces which are not deserved but given by God- so don’t boast </li></ul><ul><li>When God uses our strengths we might think it was me and God that got this done! </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual gifts are given by God sovereignly </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual gifts are given for the edification of the church </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 14:12 “ Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church .” </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Are Spiritual Gifts? <ul><li>Spiritual gifts are a matter of faith </li></ul><ul><li>Paul links the gifts that are given with the faith that accompanies those gifts </li></ul><ul><li>The greatest problem regarding understanding spiritual gifts is lack of faith </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Can We Exercise Faith? <ul><li>We need to have faith God has supernaturally empowered us </li></ul><ul><li>We need to have faith God will direct us to the ministries in which our gifting is most suited </li></ul><ul><li>God will demonstrate His power AS we serve and not necessarily BEFORE we serve </li></ul>
  8. 8. No Sacrifice <ul><li>To You I give my life </li></ul><ul><li>Not just the parts I want to </li></ul><ul><li>To You I sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>These dreams that I hold on to </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Your thoughts are higher than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your Words are deeper than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your love is stronger than mine </li></ul><ul><li>This is no sacrifice, here’s my life </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>To You I give the gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Your love has given to me </li></ul><ul><li>How can I hoard the treasures </li></ul><ul><li>That You designed for free </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Your thoughts are higher than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your Words are deeper than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your love is stronger than mine </li></ul><ul><li>This is no sacrifice, here’s my life </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>To You I give my future </li></ul><ul><li>As long as it may last </li></ul><ul><li>To You I give my present </li></ul><ul><li>To You I give my past </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Your thoughts are higher than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your Words are deeper than mine </li></ul><ul><li>Your love is stronger than mine </li></ul><ul><li>This is no sacrifice, here’s my life </li></ul>

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