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Supernaturally Gifted (5 of 7)
Improving Your Image -- A Whole You for a Holy God
I Corinthians 12:1-7
I want you to turn to I Corinthians 12 as we speak about "Supernaturally Gifted" in a series on improving your image – I – M – A – G – E. And each of the messages deals with one of these letters in the acrostic. We are talking about a whole you presented to a Holy God and how to improve your image. We talked about the letter "I" – your inward motivation, how God has made you on the inside. We talked about the letter "M" – your makeup, your personality type, how He has made many different, complex personalities in this world. And we talked about four of the basic types. And then the letter "A" stands for abilities. And we talked about being naturally gifted, your natural abilities you receive when you are born. Many people are given the ability to play ball, many people are given the ability to be mathematicians. They are born with these things and they are abilities that are given to them by God. And now we come to the letter "G" and we are going to talk about gifts. We are talking here about being supernaturally gifted. And that will become clear in just a moment.
I Corinthians 12:1-7 "Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good."
Then in Romans 12:5-6 Paul said, "so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have diffe ...
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