INTRODUCTION: WHAT? The expressions of God's grace working
within each believer. God's grace gives each believer the desire and the
power to concentrate on a particular aspect of spiritual concern. In the
context of Eph. 4:llff, they are gifts given by the Holy Spirit in order to
carry out the work of the ministry.
Every Christian has one of the seven motivational gifts listed in Romans
l2:6-8. As a result, every Christian views other Christians and
circumstances through his or her motivational gift.
Why? We employ them to benefit one another. These are the gifts God
has built into us, made part of us, to be used for the benefit of others and
for His glory. They are called motivational because they are the
motivating force for our lives. They are the gifts that shape our
personalities. Since God has created us with a free will, we can choose
to use our gifts appropriately, or we can choose to neglect them, or even
abuse them. We must learn what they are and how they function.
"What we are is God's gift to us;
What we make of our lives is our gift to God."
IDENTIFICATION: SEVEN MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS
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