God's Gifted Church - Pt. II (32 of 40) by Ernest Easley

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God's Gifted Church - Pt. II (32 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Ernest Easley
1 Corinthians 12

As you are turning to 1 Corinthians 12, I need to tell you that if you missing our Sunday night special series this month; you are missing something special. Last Sunday night we had to bring in extra chairs to accommodate the crowd.

Our focus is on the Son of God: The Life of Jesus in us! We're learning how the life of Jesus in us is a deal changer when it comes to temptation and suffering. Tonight, we're learning from Jesus what it means to die daily and the text comes from Galatians 2.20, ''I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.''

Tonight, we will once again see a clip from the Son of God movie involving Jesus and dying, we will be learning from one another and then look to God's word for help. The final night of the series is August 3rd when we will be showing the Son of God move from start to finish. What a great way to conclude this special Sunday night series. I hope to see you tonight at 6:00 PM in the Gym!

Now as we continue our series of messages from 1 Corinthians under the heading:

LIVING UNDER KINGDOM AUTHORITY, we're picking up where we left off last time together in chapter 12 learning about

God's Gifted Church!

Let me remind you that what you have before you today is Paul's response to the church at Corinth regarding an issue that was taking place when they would gather together to worship. Some of the members were misusing and abusing their spiritual gifts; gifts that God gave them to unite them, not divide them. Isn't that just like the Devil? He takes something that was meant for good and try to use it for something bad!

Concerning spiritual gifts, from the first 7 verses of 1 Corinthians we know several things:

*Spiritual Gifs come FROM THE SPIRIT.

Verse 11, ''But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each individually as He wills.'' The ...

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