In order to serve one another well, God’s Spirit empowers His people with spiritual gifts — abilities energized by the Holy Spirit, to be used for the good of the church, and Jesus’ fame in the world.
We continue with the “sign” gifts, those that are seen as more spectacular and supernatural. While it is our conviction that all spiritual gifts are significant workings of God’s Spirit in and through His people, we recognize there is a unique way that these manifestations of the Spirit work in the church.
Do we believe they are for today? Why are they often misused and abused? How shall we use them? (And, as you’ll learn as you listen, we only scratched the surface in our learnings. Consider this part one.)
Also see previous messages on the purpose and use of spiritual gifts:
- 2/14: Gifted to Speak Grace & Truth (1st Corinthians 12:1-11)
- 2/21: First Love (1st Corinthians 13)
- 2/28: Gifted to Demonstrate God’s Love (1st Corinthians 12:12-26)
Message title: Gifted to Demonstrate God’s Love (part 1)
Twenty-second week of the Beautiful Messy Church
Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 12:12-26; John 16; 1st Thessalonians 5:15-25
Preacher: Jeff Patterson
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- The gift of faith is the divine ability to envision what needs to be done, and to trust God to accomplish it, though it seems impossible to others.
Scripture readings: 1st Corinthians 12:12-26; John 16; 1st Thessalonians 5:15-25
This year we each of us are invited on an adventure to look up and love God first. What will be your plan to develop a new rhythm of seeking God each day? » Find some help here.