Sunday December 20, 2015

Romans 12:6 – We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us…

James 1:17 (NKJV) – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights

You need to be a Christian. You need to be willing to go through the process of Discovery & Development. You need to pray. Use your spiritual gifts to explore the possibilities. Experiment with as many as you can and evaluate your effectiveness. Expect confirmation! Dwayne Terry

Gifts

Christmas… Week 04

Romans 12:6We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us…

James 1:17 (NKJV) – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights

Unwrapping My Spiritual Gifts

  • You need to be a Christian.

Romans 12:1-2Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  • You need to be willing to go through the process.
    • Discovery
    • Development

1 Corinthians 14:12 Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.

  • You need to pray.

James 1:5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

Romans 12:6-8We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

 

Using My Spiritual Gifts

  1. Explore the possibilities.

1 Corinthians 14:1Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts.

  1. Experiment with as many as you can.

Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)Taste and see that the Lord is good.

  1. Evaluate your effectiveness.

Proverbs 18:16 (NKJV)A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.

  1. Expect

1 Corinthians 1:5-7aFor in him you have been enriched in every way – in all your speaking and in all your knowledge – because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift…