MEMBERS OF THE BODY #4

February 27, 2022   /   Big Valley Grace Community Church

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HELPING OUT AROUND THE CHURCH

“(Father) My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.”  John 17:15 (NIV84)

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Jesus Christ to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10 (NIV84)

“Rick, you are God’s workmanship, created in Jesus Christ to do good works (ministry or service) which God prepared in advance for you to do.”

God created you to serve! 

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45 (NLT)

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. 5 There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. 6 God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. 

7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.  8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. 9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. 10 He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. 11 It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.  1 Corinthians 12:4-11 (NLT)

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.  So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.  7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.  8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.  Romans 12:6-8 (NLT)

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.  1 Peter 4:10-11 (NLT)

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

Spiritual Gift!  

Heart (passion)!  

Abilities!  

Personality!  

Experiences!   

SHAPE. 

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