Saved to Serve – Spiritual Gifts Overview

Pastor David returns to explore spiritual gifts and why they are important. Join us in-person or online at 10:30 am. See you there!

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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace (I Peter 4:10) (ESV)

1. Every _________________ has a spiritual gift.

2. God expects us to _____ the gift He’s given us.(I Tim.4:12-15; II Tim. 1:6)

3. The purpose of your gift is to _______________ others

4. Your gift flows from God’s ____________________.

5. There are a great ____________________ of gifts available.

God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.                 (I Peter 4:10) (NLT) 

  • M_____________________ Gifts (I Cor. 12:7-11)

-manifestation = φανέρωσις [phanerosis] 

to make visible or known, by words or deeds, what has been hidden or unknown 

  • M__________________/Equipping Gifts (Eph. 4:11-13)

Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-12) (NLT) (also Ephesians 2:19-20)

  • M______________________ Gifts (Romans 12:4-8)

1. Jesus had all __________________ gifts.

2. You have _________ primary motivational gift.

3. God wants you to ______________ in all seven.

4. We need each other because our gift only gives one ________________ of the whole. 

5. We are happiest and most _________________when our area of service lines up with our motivational gift.

We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you.  (II Corinthians 10:13)

Digging Deeper

Q1: Have you studied spiritual gifts in the past?  If so, what did you learn?

Q2: Read I Corinthians 12:4-11. Have you ever experienced one or more manifestations of the Spirit like the ones described in I Corinthians 12?  If so, explain.

Q3: Who comes to mind when you think of someone doing what God made them to do? What is it about the person and their service that impresses you and impacts you?

Q4: Read Romans 12: 4-8.  How are the 7 motivational gifts listed in Romans 12 displayed in the life of Christ?  What bible stories illustrate each of the 7 gifts?

Q5: Of the seven motivational gifts mentioned, which one describes you best?  Which one do you struggle with the most? Explain.

If you want to do further study on spiritual gifts, consider purchasing:

 >Find You Fit (Jane Kise/Kevin Johnson),                 

>The Purpose Driven Life (days 29-35) (Rick Warren) 

>Developing Your Shape to Serve Others- B & D Eastman, T & D Wendorff, K Lee-Thorp

>Discover Your God-Given Gifts (Don/Katie Fortune).