Spiritual Gifts Bible Teaching for Serving God Effectively:
by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself
up in love, as each part does its work. (Eph. 4:16)
Spiritual Gifts are God's enablement for believers to do their part.
Written in the context of spiritual gifting, Ephesians 4:16 lets us know that each and every Christian has a part in the church that will be instrumental to the growth of the Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:7 says, "Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good."
Serving one another through the use
of our spiritual gifts is not optional.
Spiritual Gifts enable us to serve with maximum effectiveness.
Since there is a limit on the time we can serve, we need to look for maximum effectiveness. Structuring our ministries around our spiritual gifts will help us do that. Knowing where we are spiritually gifted will help us know where to put our focus, energy, and time. It will show us where we should plug into ministry.
But, to be effective in serving we must follow:
- God's design for the church
- God's own character
- God's principles in His Word
And, the use of our spiritual gifts must be exercised:
- in His power
- by His grace
You may be an individual Christian seeking to get a better grip on God's design and purposes for your life. You may be a church leader or teacher desiring to help your church operate more within the realm of spiritual gifts because you see the difference it makes when everybody does their part.
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Continue working your way through this Bible teaching to not only define and identify your spiritual gifts but also develop and determine what kinds of ministries to pursue to effectively do your part.