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Sermon: Spiritual Gifts

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sunday, January 3, 2016
“Act Like Jesus: Spiritual Gifts”

Key Question
What gifts and skills has God given me to serve others?

Key Verse
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts,according to the grace given to each of us.. ~Romans 12:4-6A (NIV)

Why This Matters
Get off the sidelines and get into the game.
Identify with how God has designed you.
There is only one you, and the Body needs you.
Quit trying to be someone else.
An unused gift is dormant, an abused gift lacks focus!
Living sacrifices serve.
Who do you Serve? The world? Yourself? Or Jesus’ body?

Discussion Question
What would your family and friends say are your greatest spiritual gifts/abilities?
Are there spiritual gifts you possess but do not practice?
What are you not very gifted in and who in your life possesses these gifts? Describe how you might rely on each other to overcome weaknesses.
Why is it so important to use our spiritual gifts in the church? What are the costs of someone withholding their gifts from the body?
Why is it so important to use our gifts in love, with a joyfulness? What are the costs of serving begrudgingly?
Where could you see your gifts being used right now? What area of service seems custom-made for you?