Administering Our  Spiritual Gifts       by Chris Burnett   all material expanded on:       ChrisandErma.com
Let’s start witha Spiritual Gifts Test
Let’s start witha Spiritual Gifts Test….a True or False Test!
Question 1:“Joy” and “Contentment”    are Spiritual Gifts       in the Bible
Question 2:   King David’sSongwriting Abilitywas a Spiritual Gift
Question 3:Every Believer has at least    one Spiritual Gift      ready to use    without training
Question 4:The Church is handicapped      if I do not use     my Spiritual Gift
Question 5:I need to study more about     Spiritual Gifts andmature in my understanding  so that I can use my Gift
Spiritual Gifts References       • Romans 12       • 1 Corinthians 12       • Ephesians 4       • 1 Peter 4
Proof Text for Spiritual Gifts1 Peter 4:10“As each one has received a special gift,employ it in serving one another 	as go...
WHAT
WHAT• Supernatural, not a natural ability, talent or skill
WHAT• Supernatural, not a natural ability, talent or skill• A Gift given from a source outside of oneself
WHAT• Supernatural, not a natural ability, talent or skill• A Gift given from a source outside of oneself• Kingdom-focused...
WHAT• Supernatural, not a natural ability, talent or skill• A Gift given from a source outside of oneself• Kingdom-focused...
the Plan for Spiritual Gifts
the Plan for Spiritual Gifts                     Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace                      Alive in Christ        ...
the Plan for Spiritual Gifts                     Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace                      Alive in Christ        ...
the Plan for Spiritual Gifts                     Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace                      Alive in Christ        ...
The origin                                 From Ephesians 3:2-12of Spiritual Gifts                     Law   Law
The origin                               From Ephesians 3:2-12of Spiritual Gifts              Law                    Law  ...
The origin                                          From Ephesians 3:2-12of Spiritual Gifts              Law              ...
The origin                                             From Ephesians 3:2-12   of Spiritual Gifts                 Law     ...
The Church refracts God’s light  like a Prism refracts sunlight
The Church refracts God’s light                    like a Prism refracts sunlightInvisible Light
The Church refracts God’s light                    like a Prism refracts sunlightInvisible Light           Visible Light
The Church refracts God’s light                 like a Prism refracts sunlightHidden Grace
The Church refracts God’s light                 like a Prism refracts sunlightHidden Grace               Practical,       ...
The Church refracts God’s light                         like a Prism refracts sunlight      1 Peter 4:10God’s Grace is “ma...
Proof Text for Spiritual Gifts1 Peter 4:10“As each one has received a special gift,employ it in serving one another 	as go...
WHO
WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10)
WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas:
WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas:       1. an individual - ...
WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas:       1. an individual - ...
WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas:       1. an individual - ...
WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas:       1. an individual - ...
WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas:       1. an individual - ...
WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas:            1. an individu...
WHO
WHO3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7
WHO3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7        - We are entrusted with an independent role
WHO3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7        - We are entrusted with an independent role4. who is functionally distinct - R...
WHO3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7        - We are entrusted with an independent role4. who is functionally distinct - R...
WHO 3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7          - We are entrusted with an independent role4. who is functionally distinct ...
WHO   3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7            - We are entrusted with an independent role  4. who is functionally dis...
WHO   3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7            - We are entrusted with an independent role  4. who is functionally dis...
Anyone suffering guilt?Not the Billy Graham you wanted to be?
Anyone suffering guilt?Not the Billy Graham you wanted to be?Let God decide your usefulness.   God has put you where he wa...
Anyone suffering guilt?Not the Billy Graham you wanted to be?Let God decide your usefulness.    God has put you where he w...
Anyone suffering guilt?Not the Billy Graham you wanted to be?Let God decide your usefulness.    God has put you where he w...
WHEREhi
WHERE        In, Through,hi      and With        the Church
WHERE               In, Through,   hi“Christ’s      and With Body I”       the Church
WHERE               In, Through,   hi“Christ’s      and With Body I”       the Church               “Christ’s Body II”    ...
“Christ’s Body II” at work
“Christ’s Body II” at workGod’s Grace refracts in the Churchuntil every intensity of color is effectively shown
“Christ’s Body II” at workGod’s Grace refracts in the Churchuntil every intensity of color is effectively shown           ...
“Christ’s Body II” at workGod’s Grace refracts in the Churchuntil every intensity of color is effectively shown           ...
“Christ’s Body II” at workGod’s Grace refracts in the Churchuntil every intensity of color is effectively shown           ...
Spiritual Gifts at work are like a flame which responds to needs differently
Spiritual Gifts adaptto different environments                same candle               in outer space
WHEN
WHEN                     Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace                      Alive in Christ               Minister of the N...
WHEN                     Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace                                     Spiritual Gift(s)               ...
When the Holy Spirit entered into your life,
When the Holy Spirit entered into your life,  He brought House-Warming Presents!
But there is a conditionfor using your Spiritual Gift(s)...
But there is a conditionfor using your Spiritual Gift(s)... 1 Peter 4:10  “As each one has received a special gift,  emplo...
1. “received” is an active verb
1. “received” is an active verb      Used in the NT for:        - catching a fish        -unsheathing a sword        - gras...
1. “received” is an active verb        Used in the NT for:           - catching a fish           -unsheathing a sword      ...
2. “received” is a past tense verb
2. “received” is a past tense verb   - It represents a completed action
2. “received” is a past tense verb   - It represents a completed action   - All Believers are “given” their Gift(s)
2. “received” is a past tense verb   - It represents a completed action   - All Believers are “given” their Gift(s)   - Bu...
2. “received” is a past tense verb    - It represents a completed action   - All Believers are “given” their Gift(s)   - B...
How can we be sure we have “received”  the Gift which God has given us?    1 Peter 4:10    “As each one has received a spe...
HOW
HOW1. Be “Good Stewards”   of the Manifold Grace of God
HOW1. Be “Good Stewards”   of the Manifold Grace of God2. Employ it in Serving   One Another
“Steward”In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager”
“Steward”In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager” 1 Corinthians 4:1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as s...
“Steward”In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager”  1 Corinthians 4:1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as ...
“Steward”In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager”  1 Corinthians 4:1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as ...
“Steward”   In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager”     1 Corinthians 4:1 This, then, is how you ought to regard u...
Luke 19:11-27with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30
Luke 19:11-27           with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30         Luke 19                              Matthew 2...
Luke 19:11-27           with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30         Luke 19                              Matthew 2...
Luke 19:11-27           with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30         Luke 19                              Matthew 2...
Luke 19:11-27            with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30         Luke 19                               Matthew...
Luke 19:11-27            with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30         Luke 19                               Matthew...
Luke 19:11-27            with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30         Luke 19                               Matthew...
They exhibit the “Multiplying Effect” which God rewards                        1    2                        2    4       ...
They exhibit the “Multiplying Effect” which God rewards                        1    2                        2    4       ...
They exhibit the “Multiplying Effect” which God rewards                         1    2                         2    4     ...
GOD’S GRACE IN
GOD’S GRACE IN                                 Every facet   MULTIPLE                    of the ChurchMINI-GRACES OUT     ...
What is the basic guideline in the NTabout how to use our Spiritual Gifts in the Church?
What is the basic guideline in the NTabout how to use our Spiritual Gifts in the Church?      1 Corinthians 4:2      Now i...
How should my “faithfulness” in using my Spiritual Gift                 look in practice?
How should my “faithfulness” in using my Spiritual Gift                 look in practice?         1 Peter 4:10         “As...
YOUR INSTRUCTIONS:
YOUR INSTRUCTIONS:        =   “Employ in service”
YOUR INSTRUCTIONS:        =   “Employ in service”        =   Offer table service (Luke 12:37)
YOUR INSTRUCTIONS:        =   “Employ in service”        =   Offer table service (Luke 12:37)        =   Urgently rush to ...
YOUR INSTRUCTIONS:        =   “Employ in service”        =   Offer table service (Luke 12:37)        =   Urgently rush to ...
YOUR INSTRUCTIONS:        =   “Employ in service”        =   Offer table service (Luke 12:37)        =   Urgently rush to ...
God does not expect a title for our Spiritual Gift
God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose
God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose             If you ser...
God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose              If you se...
God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose              If you se...
God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose              If you se...
God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose              If you se...
God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose              If you se...
WHY
WHY    God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit       in the Church
WHY                        God’s main method                     of manifesting His Glory:                     manifestati...
WHY                        God’s main method                     of manifesting His Glory:                     manifestati...
WHY                        God’s main method                     of manifesting His Glory:                     manifestati...
WHY                        God’s main method                     of manifesting His Glory:                     manifestati...
WHY                        God’s main method                     of manifesting His Glory:                     manifestati...
WHY                        God’s main method                     of manifesting His Glory:                     manifestati...
WHY                            God’s main method                         of manifesting His Glory:                        ...
WHY
WHY
WHY     Spiritual Gifts exist for the “Common Good” of the Church as it works    to shine God’s Glory
WHY                      Spiritual Gifts exist                  for the “Common Good”                  of the Church as it...
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[ SHOW DIAMOND REPLICA ]Let me speak a blessing over you  as you grasp after your Gift:
[ SHOW DIAMOND REPLICA ]        Let me speak a blessing over you          as you grasp after your Gift: May we bounce God’...
Thank you for letting me share my Spiritual Gift with you this morning! all teaching material uploaded on:         Chrisan...
Spiritual Gifts Overview (45min seminar)
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Spiritual Gifts Overview (45min seminar)

  1. 1. Administering Our Spiritual Gifts by Chris Burnett all material expanded on: ChrisandErma.com
  2. 2. Let’s start witha Spiritual Gifts Test
  3. 3. Let’s start witha Spiritual Gifts Test….a True or False Test!
  4. 4. Question 1:“Joy” and “Contentment” are Spiritual Gifts in the Bible
  5. 5. Question 2: King David’sSongwriting Abilitywas a Spiritual Gift
  6. 6. Question 3:Every Believer has at least one Spiritual Gift ready to use without training
  7. 7. Question 4:The Church is handicapped if I do not use my Spiritual Gift
  8. 8. Question 5:I need to study more about Spiritual Gifts andmature in my understanding so that I can use my Gift
  9. 9. Spiritual Gifts References • Romans 12 • 1 Corinthians 12 • Ephesians 4 • 1 Peter 4
  10. 10. Proof Text for Spiritual Gifts1 Peter 4:10“As each one has received a special gift,employ it in serving one another as good stewardsof the manifold grace of God.” (NASB)
  11. 11. WHAT
  12. 12. WHAT• Supernatural, not a natural ability, talent or skill
  13. 13. WHAT• Supernatural, not a natural ability, talent or skill• A Gift given from a source outside of oneself
  14. 14. WHAT• Supernatural, not a natural ability, talent or skill• A Gift given from a source outside of oneself• Kingdom-focused, Glory-revealing
  15. 15. WHAT• Supernatural, not a natural ability, talent or skill• A Gift given from a source outside of oneself• Kingdom-focused, Glory-revealing Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
  16. 16. the Plan for Spiritual Gifts
  17. 17. the Plan for Spiritual Gifts Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace Alive in Christ Minister of the New Covenant
  18. 18. the Plan for Spiritual Gifts Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace Alive in Christ Minister of the New Covenant Others receive Christ’s Body Saving Grace is edified
  19. 19. the Plan for Spiritual Gifts Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace Alive in Christ Minister of the New Covenant Spiritual Gifts work here Others receive Christ’s Body Saving Grace is edified
  20. 20. The origin From Ephesians 3:2-12of Spiritual Gifts Law Law
  21. 21. The origin From Ephesians 3:2-12of Spiritual Gifts Law Law “Dispensation of Grace”
  22. 22. The origin From Ephesians 3:2-12of Spiritual Gifts Law Law “Dispensation of Grace” Man, Dead in sin “Saving Grace” Alive in Christ
  23. 23. The origin From Ephesians 3:2-12 of Spiritual Gifts Law Law “Dispensation of Grace” Man, Dead in sin “Saving Grace” Alive in Christ“Practical Christ’s Spiritual Grace” Church Gifts
  24. 24. The Church refracts God’s light like a Prism refracts sunlight
  25. 25. The Church refracts God’s light like a Prism refracts sunlightInvisible Light
  26. 26. The Church refracts God’s light like a Prism refracts sunlightInvisible Light Visible Light
  27. 27. The Church refracts God’s light like a Prism refracts sunlightHidden Grace
  28. 28. The Church refracts God’s light like a Prism refracts sunlightHidden Grace Practical, Everyday Grace
  29. 29. The Church refracts God’s light like a Prism refracts sunlight 1 Peter 4:10God’s Grace is “manifold” = varied, diversified
  30. 30. Proof Text for Spiritual Gifts1 Peter 4:10“As each one has received a special gift,employ it in serving one another as good stewardsof the manifold grace of God.” (NASB)
  31. 31. WHO
  32. 32. WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10)
  33. 33. WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas:
  34. 34. WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas: 1. an individual - Matthew 16:27
  35. 35. WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas: 1. an individual - Matthew 16:27 - individual gifts for individual use
  36. 36. WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas: 1. an individual - Matthew 16:27 - individual gifts for individual use 2. who is unique - 1 Cor 15:38-41
  37. 37. WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas: 1. an individual - Matthew 16:27 - individual gifts for individual use 2. who is unique - 1 Cor 15:38-41 - placed in His Kingdom for a unique purpose
  38. 38. WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas: 1. an individual - Matthew 16:27 - individual gifts for individual use 2. who is unique - 1 Cor 15:38-41 - placed in His Kingdom for a unique purposeTo a Baker, an ______; To a Mechanic, a ________.
  39. 39. WHOEach Regenerated Follower of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; 1 P 4:10) “Each” has at least four NT ideas: 1. an individual - Matthew 16:27 - individual gifts for individual use 2. who is unique - 1 Cor 15:38-41 - placed in His Kingdom for a unique purposeTo a Baker, an ______; To a Mechanic, a ________.W.A. Mozart: “I like an aria to fit a singer as perfectly as a well-tailored suit of clothes.”
  40. 40. WHO
  41. 41. WHO3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7
  42. 42. WHO3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7 - We are entrusted with an independent role
  43. 43. WHO3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7 - We are entrusted with an independent role4. who is functionally distinct - Romans 12:4-5
  44. 44. WHO3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7 - We are entrusted with an independent role4. who is functionally distinct - Romans 12:4-5 - Each of us has proper functions, distinct from all others
  45. 45. WHO 3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7 - We are entrusted with an independent role4. who is functionally distinct - Romans 12:4-5 - Each of us has proper functions, distinct from all others YET… we are Interconnected as the Body of Christ,otherwise we risk disorder, strain, systemic dysfunction, and even death.
  46. 46. WHO 3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7 - We are entrusted with an independent role 4. who is functionally distinct - Romans 12:4-5 - Each of us has proper functions, distinct from all others YET… we are Interconnected as the Body of Christ, otherwise we risk disorder, strain, systemic dysfunction, and even death.Examples: a liver sitting on a table, a churchless missionary
  47. 47. WHO 3. who is independent - 1 Cor 7:7 - We are entrusted with an independent role 4. who is functionally distinct - Romans 12:4-5 - Each of us has proper functions, distinct from all others YET… we are Interconnected as the Body of Christ, otherwise we risk disorder, strain, systemic dysfunction, and even death.Examples: a liver sitting on a table, a churchless missionary Romans 12:4-5; 1 Cor 12:12 and 26-27
  48. 48. Anyone suffering guilt?Not the Billy Graham you wanted to be?
  49. 49. Anyone suffering guilt?Not the Billy Graham you wanted to be?Let God decide your usefulness. God has put you where he wants you. - Ro 12:3; Eph 2:10; 1 Cor 12:4, 11, 21
  50. 50. Anyone suffering guilt?Not the Billy Graham you wanted to be?Let God decide your usefulness. God has put you where he wants you. - Ro 12:3; Eph 2:10; 1 Cor 12:4, 11, 21Allow your Gift to be good enough. Your gift is good enough for God. - Romans 12:6a; Ephesians 4:7; 1 Cor 12:18
  51. 51. Anyone suffering guilt?Not the Billy Graham you wanted to be?Let God decide your usefulness. God has put you where he wants you. - Ro 12:3; Eph 2:10; 1 Cor 12:4, 11, 21Allow your Gift to be good enough. Your gift is good enough for God. - Romans 12:6a; Ephesians 4:7; 1 Cor 12:18Don’t reduce the Supernatural to the Natural. A Talent is to a Spiritual Gift as a Key is to a Door. - 1 Cor 12:6; Romans 12:6-8
  52. 52. WHEREhi
  53. 53. WHERE In, Through,hi and With the Church
  54. 54. WHERE In, Through, hi“Christ’s and With Body I” the Church
  55. 55. WHERE In, Through, hi“Christ’s and With Body I” the Church “Christ’s Body II” 1 Cor 12:27 Now you are the Body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
  56. 56. “Christ’s Body II” at work
  57. 57. “Christ’s Body II” at workGod’s Grace refracts in the Churchuntil every intensity of color is effectively shown
  58. 58. “Christ’s Body II” at workGod’s Grace refracts in the Churchuntil every intensity of color is effectively shown No particle of His light is lost: Every member of Christ’s Body must be presented with a Gift, or “Body II” does not match “Body 1”
  59. 59. “Christ’s Body II” at workGod’s Grace refracts in the Churchuntil every intensity of color is effectively shown No particle of His light is lost: Every member of Christ’s Body must be presented with a Gift, or “Body II” does not match “Body 1” Every Gift available for use can be found in community: No one person can have every gift
  60. 60. “Christ’s Body II” at workGod’s Grace refracts in the Churchuntil every intensity of color is effectively shown No particle of His light is lost: Every member of Christ’s Body must be presented with a Gift, or “Body II” does not match “Body 1” Every Gift available for use can be found in community: No one person can have every gift Diverse Ministries for Diverse Situations in Diverse Cultures
  61. 61. Spiritual Gifts at work are like a flame which responds to needs differently
  62. 62. Spiritual Gifts adaptto different environments same candle in outer space
  63. 63. WHEN
  64. 64. WHEN Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace Alive in Christ Minister of the New Covenant Others receive Christ’s Body Saving Grace is edified Spiritual Gift(s)
  65. 65. WHEN Man, Dead in sinSaving Grace Spiritual Gift(s) Alive in Christ Minister of the New Covenant Others receive Christ’s Body Saving Grace is edified
  66. 66. When the Holy Spirit entered into your life,
  67. 67. When the Holy Spirit entered into your life, He brought House-Warming Presents!
  68. 68. But there is a conditionfor using your Spiritual Gift(s)...
  69. 69. But there is a conditionfor using your Spiritual Gift(s)... 1 Peter 4:10 “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (NASB)
  70. 70. 1. “received” is an active verb
  71. 71. 1. “received” is an active verb Used in the NT for: - catching a fish -unsheathing a sword - grasping an object - putting on clothes
  72. 72. 1. “received” is an active verb Used in the NT for: - catching a fish -unsheathing a sword - grasping an object - putting on clothesSo, what action does the Believer performregarding the Gifts entrusted to him/her?
  73. 73. 2. “received” is a past tense verb
  74. 74. 2. “received” is a past tense verb - It represents a completed action
  75. 75. 2. “received” is a past tense verb - It represents a completed action - All Believers are “given” their Gift(s)
  76. 76. 2. “received” is a past tense verb - It represents a completed action - All Believers are “given” their Gift(s) - But only one kind of Believer will have grasped his/her gift actively
  77. 77. 2. “received” is a past tense verb - It represents a completed action - All Believers are “given” their Gift(s) - But only one kind of Believer will have grasped his/her gift actively How can we be sure we have “received” the Gift which God has given us?
  78. 78. How can we be sure we have “received” the Gift which God has given us? 1 Peter 4:10 “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (NASB)
  79. 79. HOW
  80. 80. HOW1. Be “Good Stewards” of the Manifold Grace of God
  81. 81. HOW1. Be “Good Stewards” of the Manifold Grace of God2. Employ it in Serving One Another
  82. 82. “Steward”In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager”
  83. 83. “Steward”In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager” 1 Corinthians 4:1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
  84. 84. “Steward”In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager” 1 Corinthians 4:1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.Question: Is a Trustee the Beneficiary of the Assets?
  85. 85. “Steward”In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager” 1 Corinthians 4:1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.Question: Is a Trustee the Beneficiary of the Assets? Answer: “No.” A Trustee, by law, is an “Administrator”: Duties: Carry out the expressed terms of the trust instrument, Defend the trust, Account for actions, Be loyal, Not delegate, Not profit from the Trust assets, Administer in the best interest of the beneficiaries
  86. 86. “Steward” In the NT it is used for “Trustee” or “Manager” 1 Corinthians 4:1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. Question: Is a Trustee the Beneficiary of the Assets? Answer: “No.” A Trustee, by law, is an “Administrator”: Duties: Carry out the expressed terms of the trust instrument, Defend the trust, Account for actions, Be loyal, Not delegate, Not profit from the Trust assets, Administer in the best interest of the beneficiariesQuestion: How can we relate these titles to Spiritual Gifts?
  87. 87. Luke 19:11-27with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30
  88. 88. Luke 19:11-27 with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30 Luke 19 Matthew 25Parable of the Minas/Gold Coins Parable of the Talents
  89. 89. Luke 19:11-27 with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30 Luke 19 Matthew 25Parable of the Minas/Gold Coins Parable of the Talents - One Coin per Servant - 5, 2, 1 bag of gold each
  90. 90. Luke 19:11-27 with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30 Luke 19 Matthew 25Parable of the Minas/Gold Coins Parable of the Talents - One Coin per Servant - 5, 2, 1 bag of gold each - “Put this money to work” - “He entrusted his wealth to them”
  91. 91. Luke 19:11-27 with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30 Luke 19 Matthew 25Parable of the Minas/Gold Coins Parable of the Talents - One Coin per Servant - 5, 2, 1 bag of gold each - “Put this money to work” - “He entrusted his wealth to them” - Earnings ratio: 1 10 1 5 1 1 (laid in cloth)
  92. 92. Luke 19:11-27 with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30 Luke 19 Matthew 25Parable of the Minas/Gold Coins Parable of the Talents - One Coin per Servant - 5, 2, 1 bag of gold each - “Put this money to work” - “He entrusted his wealth to them” - Earnings ratio: - Earnings ratio: 1 10 5 10 1 5 2 4 1 1 1 1 (laid in cloth) (hid in ground)
  93. 93. Luke 19:11-27 with its Parallel Passage: Matthew 25:14-30 Luke 19 Matthew 25Parable of the Minas/Gold Coins Parable of the Talents - One Coin per Servant - 5, 2, 1 bag of gold each - “Put this money to work” - “He entrusted his wealth to them” - Earnings ratio: - Earnings ratio: 1 10 5 10 1 5 2 4 1 1 1 1 (laid in cloth) (hid in ground) Praise for those who multiplied their Master’s resources, Resource removed (life removed) for Wicked, Lazy Servant
  94. 94. They exhibit the “Multiplying Effect” which God rewards 1 2 2 4 5 10 Give out gold, Get gold back
  95. 95. They exhibit the “Multiplying Effect” which God rewards 1 2 2 4 5 10 Give out gold, Get gold backWhat title would you give to the good workers?
  96. 96. They exhibit the “Multiplying Effect” which God rewards 1 2 2 4 5 10 Give out gold, Get gold back What title would you give to the good workers? A “steward” is an “investor”who knows how to put resources to work
  97. 97. GOD’S GRACE IN
  98. 98. GOD’S GRACE IN Every facet MULTIPLE of the ChurchMINI-GRACES OUT has a brilliant light to shine!
  99. 99. What is the basic guideline in the NTabout how to use our Spiritual Gifts in the Church?
  100. 100. What is the basic guideline in the NTabout how to use our Spiritual Gifts in the Church? 1 Corinthians 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
  101. 101. How should my “faithfulness” in using my Spiritual Gift look in practice?
  102. 102. How should my “faithfulness” in using my Spiritual Gift look in practice? 1 Peter 4:10 “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (NASB)
  103. 103. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS:
  104. 104. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS: = “Employ in service”
  105. 105. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS: = “Employ in service” = Offer table service (Luke 12:37)
  106. 106. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS: = “Employ in service” = Offer table service (Luke 12:37) = Urgently rush to aid (Matthew 4:11)
  107. 107. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS: = “Employ in service” = Offer table service (Luke 12:37) = Urgently rush to aid (Matthew 4:11) = Serve the Body (Ro 12:7; 1Cor 12:7)
  108. 108. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS: = “Employ in service” = Offer table service (Luke 12:37) = Urgently rush to aid (Matthew 4:11) = Serve the Body (Ro 12:7; 1Cor 12:7) “One to the other”
  109. 109. God does not expect a title for our Spiritual Gift
  110. 110. God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose
  111. 111. God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose If you serve one another...
  112. 112. God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose If you serve one another...- You can expect God to reveal the Gift He has given
  113. 113. God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose If you serve one another...- You can expect God to reveal the Gift He has given- You will come to understand your fit on His prism
  114. 114. God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose If you serve one another...- You can expect God to reveal the Gift He has given- You will come to understand your fit on His prism - The Church will be edified
  115. 115. God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose If you serve one another...- You can expect God to reveal the Gift He has given- You will come to understand your fit on His prism - The Church will be edified - The World around you will be changed
  116. 116. God does not expect a title for our Spiritual GiftGod does expect us to urgently serve with purpose If you serve one another...- You can expect God to reveal the Gift He has given- You will come to understand your fit on His prism - The Church will be edified - The World around you will be changed - You will be called, “Good and Faithful Servant”
  117. 117. WHY
  118. 118. WHY God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit in the Church
  119. 119. WHY God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit“Christ’s Body 1” in the Church
  120. 120. WHY God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit“Christ’s Body 1” in the Church “Christ’s Body II”
  121. 121. WHY God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit“Christ’s Body 1” in the Church Invisible Light “Christ’s Body II”
  122. 122. WHY God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit“Christ’s Body 1” in the Church Invisible Light “Christ’s Body II” Visible Light
  123. 123. WHY God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit“Christ’s Body 1” in the Church Invisible Light “Christ’s Body II” Hidden Grace Visible Light
  124. 124. WHY God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit“Christ’s Body 1” in the Church Invisible Light “Christ’s Body II” Hidden Grace Visible Light Practical Grace
  125. 125. WHY God’s main method of manifesting His Glory: manifestations of the Spirit“Christ’s Body 1” in the Church Invisible Light “Christ’s Body II” Hidden Grace Visible Light He has chosen us Practical Grace to bring Him more Glory
  126. 126. WHY
  127. 127. WHY
  128. 128. WHY Spiritual Gifts exist for the “Common Good” of the Church as it works to shine God’s Glory
  129. 129. WHY Spiritual Gifts exist for the “Common Good” of the Church as it works to shine God’s Glory Example: I believe my teaching ministryin East Africa will one daycure diseases
  130. 130. [ SHOW DIAMOND REPLICA ]
  131. 131. [ SHOW DIAMOND REPLICA ]Let me speak a blessing over you as you grasp after your Gift:
  132. 132. [ SHOW DIAMOND REPLICA ] Let me speak a blessing over you as you grasp after your Gift: May we bounce God’s grace upon each otherso that together we can shine His Light brighter so that the World may join us in the Church and increase His Glory in His Kingdom here on Earth and forevermore with Him.
  133. 133. Thank you for letting me share my Spiritual Gift with you this morning! all teaching material uploaded on: ChrisandErma.com

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