Naturally Gifted (4 of 7) by Stan Coffey

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Naturally Gifted (4 of 7)
Improving Your Image – A Whole You for a Holy God
Stan Coffey
Ephesians 2:10

We have been talking about gifts and abilities and today we want to continue to talk about "Improving Your Image, A Whole You For A Holy God." And today as we have talked about what makes up your image, you are made in the image of God and recreated in the image of Christ when you were saved. We are talking about today the natural abilities that God has given to you. We have emphasized the uniqueness that you have that nobody is like you, that you are an original. And that God made you for a purpose and God designed you for a purpose and you will have joy and happiness and fulfillment when you fill that purpose. In fact, we are going to looking at two passages of Scripture that speaks about this. One talks about God's working with you and through you and then one that talks about your special abilities that God has given to us. Today's message is "Naturally Gifted."

Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

You see Adam was created in the image of God but he sinned. And the image of God was marred so Jesus came as the second Adam. And when you are saved you are recreated in the image of Christ. And as such you are God's workmanship. So if you are down on yourself, you are denigrating God because you are the workmanship of God, and the image that God has placed in you. So God doesn't want you to be down on your self because you are important to Him. He is busy at work. He is a craftsman molding and making and refining your life.

Then in I Corinthians 12:4 it talks about the fact that it doesn't matter what your abilities are, that they are important and you are important because those are God given abilities. Paul says there are different kinds of Spiritual gifts but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving but th ...

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