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Summary: Why am I here ? Why do I act and react the way that I do ? Why do I think and reason the way that I do ? Romans 12:1-8 answers these questions and more. Read on !!!

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First I want to thank God for loving me.

Next I want to thank Lyril for mentoring me.

Lastly I want to thank Dr. Vick for teaching me.

The Motivational Gifts.

Why am I here ?

Why do I act and react the way that I do ?

Why do I think and reason the way that I do ?

Romans 12:1-8 answers these questions and more.

My purpose.

1.To be God’s representative. Genesis 1:26

2.To be God’s worker. Ephesians 2:10

3.To be God’s joy. Romans 11:36

Illustrations from the body. 1 Corinthians 12:14-26

1.Each member does a specific task. (vs 14-18)

2.Our differences help us. (vs 19-21)

3.We all are needed. (vs 22-24)

4.Everything is better, working together. (vs 25-26)

My call. Romans 12:1-5

1.Be submitted to God. (vs 1)

2.Be holy. (vs 2)

3.Be humble. (vs 3)

4.Be a team player. (vs 4-5)

My motives. Romans 12:6-8

1.Truth

a.Gift of Insight

2.Practicality

a.Gift of Serving

3.Knowledge

a.Gift of Teaching

4.Exhortation

a.Gift of Encouragement

5.Abundance

a.Gift of Giving

6.Leadership

a.Gift of Administration

7.Feeling

a.Gift of Mercy

Illustration..Read..Romans 12:6-8....

...Now lets look at us...

Each of the seven gifts are represented at a party.

The hostess drops the desert.

(1)

Prophecy or the gift of insight says,

"You should be more careful !!!"

(2)

Ministry or the gift of serving says,

"I’ll clean it up"

(3)

Teaching or the gift of teaching says,

"What did we learn from this"

(4)

Exhorting or the gift of encouragement says,

"It’s alright, I was too fat anyway"

(5)

Giving or the gift of giving says,

"I’ll buy us a new cake"

(6)

Ruling or the gift of administration says,

"You get the mop, you get the bucket, you ....."

(7)

Mercy or the gift of mercy says,

"I know just how you FEEL"

Do you see,,, the same action,

....seven (7) different reactions....

What would you say ?

Where do do you fit ?

What are your gifts ?

When do you use them ?

The answers are in the next seven lessons.

Stay tuned.......


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