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Summary: Every Christian has been uniquely gifted for service. The question is: "Are you using your gifts in service?"

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Meeting Needs, Touching Lives – Part II

1 Corinthians 12:5 – 7

1. Uniquely Gifted To Serve

- God has given each person a gift for ministry – 1

Corinthians 12:5-6, 11; 1 Timothy 4:10

1 Corinthians 12:5-6a,11

“There are different ways to serve the same Lord, and we can each do different things…But it is the Spirit who does all this and decides which gifts to give each of us.”

1 Timothy 4:10

“Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.”

2. We Are Expected To Use Our Gifts

- Our service brings glory to God – 1 Peter 4:11

1 Peter 4:11(NLT)

Are you called to be a speaker? Then speak as though God Himself were speaking through you. Are you called to help others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then God will be given glory in everything through Jesus Christ. All glory and power belong to Him forever and ever. Amen.

2. We Are Expected To Use Our Gifts

- Our service brings God glory – 1 Peter 4:11

- Our service demonstrates God’s love to others – John

13:35

John 13:35(CEV)

“If you love each other, everyone will know that you are My disciples.”

3. Our Ministry Will Be Judged

“When I was hungry, you gave Me something to eat, and when I was thirsty, you gave Me something to drink. When I was a stranger, you welcomed Me, and when I was naked, you gave Me clothes to wear. When I was sick, you took care of me, and when I was in jail, you visited me…The King will answer, ‘Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for Me.”

Matthew 25:35-36, 40

4. The Benefits of Ministry

- By meeting the physical need, we can touch the

spiritual need

- It makes us feel good

- It allows Jesus to be seen in us

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