On Palm Sunday we celebrate King Jesus as He set His face to Jerusalem, the Generous King who has come to save the world.
In relation to His gift-giving and overall generosity, we wrap up this study on spiritual gifts in 1st Corinthians at the same time.
Message title: Here Comes the Generous King (Gifted to See & Hear the Giver — part 3)
Twenty-fourth week of the Beautiful Messy Church
Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 14; Luke 19:35-44
Preacher: Jeff Patterson
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Scripture readings: 1st Corinthians 14; Luke 19:35-44
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 wrap up this study of 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.
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)
- 3/6: Gifted to See & Hear the Giver – part 1 (1st Corinthians 12; John 16)
- 3/13: Gifted to See & Hear the Giver – part 2 (1st Corinthians 12; John 16)
Spiritual gifts are not measures of maturity but rather tools for ministry.
How does the Generous King intend that we use His gifts to represent Him well?
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.