The Support Gifts That Equip The Church (3 of 16) by Ernest Easley

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The Support Gifts that Equip the Church (3 of 16)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 12.28
June 30, 2002

We are thinking these days about GOD'S GIFTS OF
GRACE. For every Christian... every child of God...
every person who has yielded their life to the Lord
Jesus Christ as been given by the Holy Spirit at least
one gift of grace.
You didn't earn it. You didn't work for it. In
fact... you didn't deserve it. Your grace gift...
your spiritual gift was given to you on the same basis
of your salvation: G R A C E.
Now somebody asks, "How do you know that every
Christian as a grace gift? How do you know that I
have a spiritual gift?" Well... that's simple:
because the Bible tells me so! 1 Peter 4.10, "As each
one has received a gift (carisma), minister it to one
another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of
Now if that is not enough to convince you... what
about 1 Corinthians 12.11, "But one and the same
Spirit works all these things, distributing to each
one individually as He will."
Verse 7, "But the manifestation of the Spirit is
given to each one for the profit of all." The Word of
God clearly teaches that every child of God has been
given grace gifts. And that God never intended for
your gifts to go unwrapped... unopened... or unused.
So if you are unaware of your gifts: discover
them! If you are withholding your gifts: deploy them!
If you are discovering your gifts: dedicate them!
So... what are you doing with your spiritual
gifts? Are you unaware of your gifts? Are you
withholding your gifts? Are you prostituting your
gifts? Are you using your gifts?
We will never... as a church... fulfill the plan
and purposes of God without you using your gifts of
grace. That means that you count! That means you are
important! That means you are a somebody at RSBC!
Everybody has a gift and therefore everybody has a
So... discover your ...

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