Summary: Learn where you fit in
Title: “Where Do You Fit In”?
Text: Romans 12:3-6
Paul said, “It isn’t good for anyone to think of himself more highly than he needs to because everyone is important in the body of Christ.” Every member has a purpose.
Over the last several weeks, we have looked at several different Motivational Gifts;
1. The Prophetic Insight Person.
-They are very straightforward.
-They see past our Masks.
-They are Black & White People.
-They care enough to confront us.
-John the Baptist was this type of Person.
2. The Server.
-They show their love through Serving.
-They see things that need to be done.
-If you want a job done, ask a Server.
-True Servers have no desire to Rule.
-Martha is a perfect example of a Server.
3. The Teacher.
-They get a lot of joy in Research.
-They tend to think their gift is Fundamental.
-They need to validate the Truth.
-They won’t receive teaching from anyone.
-Apollos is an excellent example of a Teacher.
I believe that the Motivational Gift is different than a Talent or Natural Ability. I believe that it is something that God places within you when you are Born-Again. God places these Gifts within you, so you can be a Blessing to the Body of Christ.
-The Body of Christ needs you.
-You need the Body of Christ.
-Every person has a Purpose.
-If you don’t use your gift, it affects the Body.
The Devil wants to make you feel insignificant. Several years ago, we had a very small part on our car that quit working. It was just a small part, but we sure missed it because it was the thermostat to the Heater & it was the middle of winter.
-The car still ran.
-We could get to where we were going.
-But it was so cold.
-You are just like that small, unseen part.
I am so glad that we aren’t all alike in the Body of Christ. Maybe you aren’t like me, & I’m not like you, but that isn’t bad, it’s good. We need to learn to appreciate one another.
-You’ll never be Sister ___________.
-You’ll never be Brother __________.
-Quit trying to wear Saul’s Armor.
-Relax & just be you.
-And let me be I.
Remember I told you that the most natural person, is the most Spiritual Person. Tonight, we are going to be looking at another gift that God placed within the Body.
Exhorter- It is the God-given ability to
Comfort & Encourage People.
Exhorters are Encouragers. They have something that God has placed inside of them that sees the best in people. Exhortation is a strong Life related Gift. It centers on people.
-Teachers cause us to say, “I see that”.
-Exhorters cause us to say, “I can do that”.
-We need them both.
Do you remember when you got saved & there was someone there to Encourage you? An Exhorter wants you to become everything that God called you to be. They want your life to count.
I. The Biblical Profile of an Exhorter.
1. They want you to live a life that pleases God.
“Finally, dear brothers & sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to Live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You are doing this already, & we encourage you to do so more & more.”