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  1. Spiritual Gifts – the means of living beyond self. Ephesians 4:4 - 16

  2. We are to be informed about the “spirit gifts.” • 1 Corinthians 12:1 (NASB) 1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. • 1 Corinthians 14:1 (NASB) 1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

  3. Spiritual Gifts Heart/interest Abilities/talents Personality Experience

  4. What are “spiritual” gifts? • Spiritual gifts – divine endowments and enablementsgiven to every believer for the purpose of serving and encouraging the Body of Christ. (Uniquely You – Dr. Mels Carbonell)

  5. Spiritual gifts are not the same as talents/personality traits. • Talents and personality traits – • vehicles. • Experience + spiritual gifts = fruit. • Easy to miss my spiritual gifts.

  6. Always an exception! • Craftmanship as spiritual gift: Exodus 31:1… 2 "See, I have called by name Bezalel, ... 3 "I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, …

  7. All believers have at least one spiritual gift. • Ephesians 4:7-8,11; 1 Cor 6:19 • 1 Peter 4:10 • 1 Corinthians 7:7 • Matt 25:14f

  8. Examples of spiritual gifts (Romans 12:8, Eph 4:11):

  9. Why do we call them “spiritual” gifts? • Holy Spirit, in us, is the gift-giver and the power source. • Eph 4:7, 11 • 1 Corinthians 12:11 • Exodus 31:3, 11

  10. My spiritual gifts are not mine, but God’s. • 1 Corinthians 3:5-7

  11. Holy Spirit of God

  12. Primary barrier to the use of our spiritual gifts: • Doubts, insecurities • Matt 25:14,18 • I must trust “His stuff.”

  13. How do I discover my spiritual gifts? • What gifts do you think you have? Try them out. • Serve in various roles, until: • Greatest personal satisfaction; • Greatest results for God.