Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MADE, Pt. 3- Non-Refundable Gifts (part 1)

MADE, WEEK 3- Non-Refundable Gifts

Memory verse- “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

Five Categories of Spiritual Gifts
(Scriptural reference- 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:7-12; 1 Peter 4:10-11).

1 Cor. 12:1, 4-7 (NIV): “Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant…There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”

1. Relational Gifts
2. Serving Gifts
3. Up-front Gifts
4. Support Gifts
5. Power Gifts


What Does God Want Me To Do With My Gift?

1. DISCOVER it.
“Eagerly desire spiritual gifts...” (1 Cor. 14:1)
Free online spiritual gift assessment- www.teamministry.com
2. DEVELOP it.
“Do not neglect the spiritual gift that is in you...” (1 Tim. 4:14, GN)
“Fan into flame the gift God gave you...” (2 Tim. 1:6, JB)
3. USE it.
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV): “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.”
Eph. 4:12 (LB): “Why is it that He gives us these special abilities to do certain things best? It is that God's people will be equipped to do better work for him, building up the church, the Body of Christ to a position of strength and maturity?”