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The Gift of Giving (10 of 18)
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS
Dr. Stan Coffey
I appreciate these testimonies tonight and I praise God for what He's doing in our midst. I know again that I could give the invitation, but you know I'm probably not going to until I preach a little bit. I've been talking about spiritual gifts. Last Sunday night we talked about the gift of exhortation and tonight I want to speak to you about the next gift that we have. Wednesday night we'll be talking again about the spiritual gifts.
Turn to Romans 12 and let's look again at the motivational gifts, realizing that there are the gift of manifestation. There are the motivational gifts. Then there are the ministering gifts. We've been looking at motivational gifts. We're going to look at all the gifts before we're finished with this study on spiritual gifts because every believer has a spiritual gift that God wants you to use to edify the body of Christ and to bless others. I thank God for secretaries with spiritual gifts. We heard about one of our secretaries tonight in Marsha's testimony and how Ruby ministered to her. I thank the Lord that all of our secretaries are that way. They love Jesus and they love this church and they minister. And I praise the Lord for their ministry and the way they use their gifts in our office, not just to do the work, but also to minister to people because they realize that's what it's all about.
Now notice in verse 5 he says "So, we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith: Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity." So tonight we're going to talk about the gift of giving. He that giveth. Now the word here, the gift ...
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