THE MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS . . . so in Christ we who are many members form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. Romans 12:5-6a
THE MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS "See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts-- to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship” (Exo 31:2-5 NIV).
THE MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
THE MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
THE MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with yourfaith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12: 1-8
The Motivational Gifts • (Prophet) Perceiver • Teacher • Exhorter • (Leadership) (Organizer) Administrator • Server • Giver • (Mercy) Compassion
The Motivational Gifts Ready: Thank God for your gift Assignment: Discover what Gifts are around you. Make a list of those in my family and of others.
The Motivational Gifts Set: Practice using your gift Assignment: Take a new look at conflicts.
The Motivational Gifts Go: Apply your gift in life Assignment: Learn to see through the eyes of others.
Server Administrator Exhorter Giver Researcher Perceiver Compassion Person Relieves emotional distress Gives leadership and direction Researches the Bible Addresses practical needs Shares material assistance Declares the will of God Encourages personal progress Question #1 Match the motivational gift on the left with the description on the right.
Questions The reasons for studying motivational gifts are: • To promote unity in the Body of Christ • To build up the Body of Christ • To prepare God’s people for works of service • To decrease judgmentalism and criticism in the body • All of the above
T-F T-F T-F T-F T-F Motivational gifts are the same as personality types. Every person has been given a motivational gift. Motivational gifts are not clearly evident until adulthood. A person working in his gift will gain personal prosperity and achievement. A person will be energized and motivated while working within his gift, avoiding fatigue or burnout. True False
T-F T-F T-F T-F T-F There is a positive side and a negative side to each motivational gift. The Bible says that some motivational gifts are of greater value than others. Certain gifts are required to be a preacher, elder or deacon in the church. Those having non-verbal gifts are to remain silent in the church. Jesus Christ exhibited the positive traits of all the gifts, perfectly. Questions 16 – 20 True False
T-F T-F T-F T-F T-F Identifying your gift excuses you from work in other areas. We need to understand our gift because it is a driving force in our behavior. The more sensitive we become to the other gifts the more threatened we will feel. When we understanding gifts we are more forgiving and less critical of others. God gives us a gift, and there is no need for us to work on further developing it. Questions 21 – 25 True False
The Gifts of the Body Identify which part of the body corresponds with each gift: • Server • Exhorter • Perceiver • Administrator • Giver • Compassion Person • Researcher _____ Head _____ Eyes _____ Mouth _____ Shoulders _____ Heart _____ Hands
The Gifts of the Body Speaking: as for God . . . Serving: with strength! researcher (teacher) 1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. perceiver (prophet) exhorter administrator (organizer) compassion person (mercy) giver server