1 Corinthians 12:1 (NIV) – Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.

God’s Gifts:

1. The Gift of .

Romans 6:23 (NIV) – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

2. The Gift of the

John 16:7 – But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

Acts 1:4-5 (NIV) – 4 “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

2. Gifts.

1 Corinthians 12:4 – There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.

“A spiritual gift is a special supernatural ability that God gives to each of His children, so that together we can advance His purposes in this world.”

Romans 11:29 – For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.

Acts 2:17-18 (NIV) – 17 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.”

3 Truths About Spiritual Gifts:

1. Every member is a.

Acts 10:38 (NIV) – God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

1 Corinthians 12:7 (NLT) – A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.

2. Every member’s gifts are and .

1 Corinthians 12:15-20 15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being a part of the body.16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being a part of the body.17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

3. The Gifts God has given me my I.

Let the one who you you.



Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) – 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take.





1- to at the start of every day.

Matthew 6:33 (NIRV)But put God’s kingdom first. Do what he wants you to do. Then all those things will also be given to you.

2- to yourself with like-minded people

3- to situations/people/things to God.

Proverbs 16:21 (NIV) The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.

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Scripture References: 


When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

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Building My Life on God’s Word

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Psalm 19:7-11 – The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

  1. God’s Word me on how to live a holy life.

Psalm 32:8 – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.


2. God’s Word the dark places of my life.

Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

3. God’s Word when I’m not living a holy life.

    Hebrews 12:6-11 (MSG) – My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline, but don’t be crushed by it either. It’s the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects. God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. At the time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off big-time, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.

    How to Build My Life on God’s Word

    • Make God’s Word my .


    • I will God’s Word.
    • I will God’s Word as the final authority.
    • I will the Bible as absolute truth.
    • I will in life.

    Psalm 1:1-3 (NKJV) – Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.