The Support Gifts That Equip the Church (5 of 16) by Ernest Easley

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The Support Gifts That Equip the Church (5 of 16)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 12.10
July 14, 2002

We are unwrapping gifts on these Sunday nights
and I pray there is a gift for you! Last Sunday night
after worship I was stopped on the way out of here by
one of our members. They said, "Pastor, I'm getting a
little worried." I said, "What are you worried
about?" She said, "Well... I've been here every
Sunday night and so far... we have not unwrapped any
gift for me."

Let me say that if you have been saved... if you
have had a life-changing, salvation experience through
the Lord Jesus Christ... there is a gift for you! In
fact... I believe there are gifts for you!

Every Christian... every saint... every born-
again child of God has been given at least one grace
gift and probably more! And God wants you to discover
your gift and then dedicate your gift and then deploy
your gift within our church... "for the profit of
all!" Not to promote yourself but to prosper the

Now if so far in our study you have not found
your spiritual gift... don't be discouraged! God has
given you a grace gift and that gift reveals where you
fit into the body of Christ!

Now keep in mind that these grace gifts fall into
three divisions:

-the support gifts that equip the church.
-the service gifts that encourage the church.
-the sign gift that established the church.

Tonight we are unwrapping the last support gift
and that gift is found in 1 Corinthians 12. As you
are turning to 1 Corinthians 12... let me remind you
that so far we have unwrapped 8 support gifts: wisdom,
knowledge, and faith... the evangelist, Pastors and
teachers. 1 Corinthians 12.28, "And God has appointed
these in the church: first apostles, second prophets."

Now that brings us to the last support gift
listed in the scriptures. And how we need for you
with this gift to use it. It is f ...

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