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Spiritual Gifts

PSALM 139:13,14
What God says about me: I am unique. I am wonderfully complex. I was shaped for a purpose. Exodus 31:2-5
FIVE PARTS OF MY GOD-GIVEN SHAPE
SPIRITUAL GIFTS, HEART, ABILITIES, PERSONALITY, EXPERIENCES Philippians 2:13

Why Understand My Shape?
Romans 8:28 It Reduces Stress. It Increases Success. It Deepens Satisfaction. It Builds Self-Esteem.

WHEN I TRUST CHRIST, I RECEIVE THREE GIFTS
Eternal Life Romans 6:23
His Spirit Romans 5:5
A Special Ability to Use for His Purpose Romans 12:6a

IMPORTANCE OF MY SPIRITUAL GIFTS
My Gifts Show God’s Plan for My Life 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
My Gifts Show My Worth 1 Corinthians 12:27
My Gifts Are Key to Fulfillment in Life John 15:8,11

WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO WITH MY GIFT?
Discover It 1 Corinthians 14:1
Develop It 1 Timothy 4:14a, 2 Timothy 1:6
Use It 1 Peter 4:10,11

Abilities

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Matthew 25:14-30

  • God Makes Your Life Count by Giving You Certain Abilities.
  • Your Abilities Are Your Contribution to The Big Picture.
  • Use Your Abilities to Meet the Needs Around You.
  • Rewards Come When You Invest Your Abilities for His Purposes.

 

Experience

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Discovering Where You Have Been

There Is Purpose in Your Past - Romans 8:28

Where You Think of Sin & Selfishness, Restore Your Joy through Forgiveness - Psalm 51:8-12

Where You Think of Pain and Suffering, Make Your Crisis a Motivation for Change - Ephesians 4:32, Genesis 45:7-8; 50:20

Where You Feel Good About Accomplishments, Put Your Achievements to Work for God - 2 Corinthians 4:6, Matthew 5:14-16, 1 Peter 2:9

SHAPE – Review: What is True Service for God?

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2 Corinthians 1:3-11

True Service Is Bringing God into Wherever You Are

True Service Becomes a Life Pattern for All Christians

True Service Helps People Find Life and Hope

True Service is Powered Through Our Prayers