Made for Good Works

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Everyone is made for something by God. All of us have good works assigned to us by God (Eph. 2:10).

This message begins to explore how we know what we are made for by knowing our spiritual gifts.

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Made for Good Works

  1. 1. Made for Good Works!   Discovering What God Made Us to Do “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)
  2. 2. We are responsible to use well what God has given us. Matthew 25:14-30: Parable of the Talents 5x5=10 2x2=4 1x0= Rebuke from the Lord
  3. 3. Gifts of the Holy Spirit Each of us has them
  4. 4. Gifts Given to Serve as Part of the Body “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10) “For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly…” (Romans 12:4-6a)
  5. 5. Jesus Was Anointed to do Good Works: He is Our Model "You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. ( Acts 10:38)
  6. 6. Number & Kinds of Gifts
  7. 7. Your life is like a puzzle When you combine your: ! spiritual gifts personality passions experience ! you will discover a picture which shows you how you can best serve the Lord with maximum effectiveness and do those good works you were made for! ! (From mintools.com/gifts-list.htm)
  8. 8. Self-Discovery Tips • Ask people to tell you who you are. Listen & watch closely to what godly people say about you. • Ask for prophetic words, write down and keep in a three-ring binder. Prophetic Ministry can “birth” new parts of you. • You are never too old or too young to learn more what God made you for. It can change! • Be willing to fail. Experiment • Notice how God uses you now. Notice how you responded to Him when you first met Him. • Be willing to obey God always. Keep growing. 11
  9. 9. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)
  10. 10. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…” Col. 3:23

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