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God's Gifts of Grace (1 of 6)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 12.1-13
This morning we're in the book of 1st Corinthians chapter 12. So take your Bible and join me in 1 Corinthians 12. Now as you finding our text for this mornings message ... how many of you got what you wanted for Christmas?
As I gave got older .. I've discovered that it really is more blessed to give than to receive. And how we enjoy giving gifts to those we love. But imagine how you would feel after going to the effort and the expense of choosing a special gift for somebody you loved ... and for them to take your gift .. with no thanks .. with no excitement .. without opening it and simply to set it aside?
How would that make you feel? It would crush you ... wouldn't it? Well .. may I tell you this morning that God's given you a special gift .. selected just for you .. and some of you have never made the effort to find out what that gift is; you've never thanked Him and you've never used it!
Well .. from God's Word .. I want to talk to you this morning about God's Gifts of Grace! Now .. not everybody has a gift of grace! Not everybody has a spiritual gift. If you've never invited the Lord Jesus Christ into your life as your savior and Lord .. you don't have a gift of grace! You don't have a spiritual gift from God.
But we're going to see this morning that every child of God has a gift of grace! For just as salvation is a gift of grace .. so are spiritual gifts.
And it's my hope that in the next couple of weeks that you will discover your spiritual gift; and then dedicate your spiritual gift to God; and then develop your spiritual gift; so that you can deploy your spiritual gift in the local church.
Now with our Bibles opened to 1 Corinthians 12 ... let's begin reading in verse 1 as we think together about ...
We're thinking this morning about God's Gifts of Grace. You say, "Ernest, why do say that my spiritual gift is a gift of grace?" Be ...
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