Summary: Continues to look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit such as Faith, Giving, Intercession, Knowledge, Wisdom, Discernment, Craftsmanship, Apostle

  Study Tools
  Study Tools

What We Believe Series -Part 11

How the Holy Spirit Gifts Us

(Acknowledgement: Dr. Heny Schorr, Centre St. Church, Calgary AB)

In his book the Holy Spirit Billy Graham says that man has two huge spiritual needs

o One is for forgiveness; the other is for goodness, to make a positive contribution to this world

o God heard that first cry for forgiveness

o He answered that when Jesus died on the cross for our sins

o This is God’s gift of salvation to us, Jesus Christ God’s Son

o Paul describes it as God’s indescribable gift

o Were going to celebrate that gift as we celebrate communion near the end of the service

o The second need is for a life of goodness, what Rick Warren calls purpose

o The Holy Spirit enters into our lives when we embrace Jesus as savior, giving us at least one spiritual gift

o In God’s kingdom the person with a behind the scenes gift is just as important in God’s sight as the person with an up front gift

o God calls you to serve Him with your gift to the glory of God

o We need to serve the Lord, not our ego

o As you serve God transforms you into the character of Jesus

o It is the Holy Spirit who gives each at least one spiritual gift just as he determines

o But are you aware of what He has given you?

o Are you using that gift?

o Two weeks ago I preached on the Serving and Management Gifts and the Speaking and Motivational Gifts

o As we go through these gifts you may realize that is me – I believe I have that gift Randy is now speaking about (follow along with the sheet)

o The other thing is you may realize when I speak on a particular gift – that is Bill or Jane

o When you do call them up and affirm them in the ministry

o Support Mentoring Gifts

1. Faith – is the divine enablement to act on God’s promises, believing that God is trustworthy and He will fulfill His promises

o The Christian with a faith gift trusts God through difficult circumstances, believing God for the seemingly impossible

o The person with the gift of faith is not deterred

o For example, someone may say I am in financial trouble; the person of faith will say when you take care of the things of God, He will take care of you; then they will pray that God will meet your needs

o People say I don’t feel God’s presence but the person of faith gracefully shares that God’s says ‘don’t fear. I am with you. I have called you by name.’

o Your goal oriented and you thank God for what He is going to do in advance

o You love verses like “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father (John 14:12 NIV).”

o I know some of you have this gift of faith

o The question I have for you this morning is ‘are you using it?’

2. Gift of Giving

Definition: is the divine enablement to give in faith trusting that God will use and multiply the gift to his glory

o If I could summarize in one word the person with this gift it would be generous

o The Bible says we are all required to give and support the ministry

o Everywhere in the Bible covetousness and greed are condemned, and generosity and charity are encouraged

Download Sermon With PRO View On One Page With PRO
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion