Discover Your Gift (2 of 3) by Jonathan McLeod
This content is part of a series.Discover Your Gift (2 of 3)
Series: Gifted Christians
And [Christ] gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
A SERVANT'S HEART
God has given spiritual gifts to Christians. A spiritual gift is a God-given ability for service.
As there is diversity within unity in the Godhead (one God, three persons), there is also diversity within unity in the church (one body, many gifts).
Last week we learned five truths about spiritual gifts: (1) every spiritual gifts is important; (2) spiritual gifts are expressed in unique ways; (3) spiritual gifts do not determine spiritual maturity; (4) spiritual gifts do not limit you to only one kind of service; and (5) spiritual gifts must be developed through constant use.
And [Christ] gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ (vv. 11-12).
In churches, there are two types of people: consumers and servants.
Consumers say: "I want a church that__________. I want a place where I can __________. The church is supposed to do __________ for me." (Don't go to church with a shopping list.)
Servants ask: "How can I help this chur ...
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