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  • Contrasting Healthy And Unhealthy Ways Of Viewing Spiritual Gifts

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 20, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Unhealthy Views of Spiritual Gifts-* Useful for gaining popularity, status and power * Useful for helping one stand out from the crowd * Useful for self-aggrandizement (Increasing one’s power, rank or wealth) * Useful for protecting oneself from other’

    Contrasting Healthy and Unhealthy Ways of Viewing Spiritual Gifts 1 Corinthians 12:6 (NIV, NIRV, TNIV, KJV) Unhealthy Views of Spiritual Gifts * Useful for gaining popularity, status and power * Useful for helping one stand out from the crowd * Useful for self-aggrandizement more

  • Spiritually Gifted Ministry Series

    Contributed by Brien Sims on Sep 21, 2006

    A person’s place in the Body of Christ.

    Every human being desires to feel needed and wanted. Feeling that we need to be in someone’s life or doing a certain job makes us feel important. It gives purpose and meaning to our lives. Sometimes just the fact that others rely on us can keep us going even when we want to quit. You may hate your more

  • The Christian In The Church

    Contributed by Ian Lyall on Oct 3, 2006

    All Christians are called into God’s Church. And all are given gifts that they may play their part in the life and ministry in the Church. Each person’s gifting needs recognition, not least by church leadership

    In that passage from Ephesians chapter four that we heard, Paul begins by saying that he wants his Christian readers to live lives that are worthy of the calling they have received; lives which are ’worthy’ in the sense of being worth-while and of refelcting that calling- that their calling by God more

  • Pursue Purpose Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Oct 3, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    A look at the purpose of our lives beginning wiht spiritual gifts. Utilizes Rick Warren’s SHAPE diagram.

    Dare to Pursue “Pursuing Purpose” October 1, 2006 Me: Everyone wants to have a purpose in life. We all want to feel needed and feel like we are contributing to something that really matters. It is easy for us to get caught up into thinking that we don’t really make a difference or we aren’t more

  • Some Assembly Required Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Oct 19, 2006

    Gifts are to be used for the building up of the body. However, our greatest strength is our greatest weakness, and when a gift is used in the power of the flesh, it has destructive consequences illustrated in 1 Corinthians 12

    Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts – Part 3 “Some Assembly Required” 1. Review a. This is the third week that we have been exploring our spiritual gifts. By now, you should be familiar with what they are and why we have them. If you have been coming on Sunday nights, you likewise would be more

  • Our Purpose: Urging Each Member To Serve Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 20, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    3rd in 5-part series on casting vision and clarity for the purpose of our church.

    “OUR PURPOSE: URGING EACH MEMBER TO SERVE THE LORD WITHIN THE CHURCH” Ephesians 4:11-16 INTRODUCTION: The story is told of a very large woman who attended a banquet and absolutely gorged herself on the buffet and afterwards felt very, very guilty. She said to her husband, "I shouldn’t of more

  • The Gifts Of The Spirit

    Contributed by Scott Epperson on May 28, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    A study of each individual gift of the spirit.

    The Gifts of the Spirit (1Co 12:6) And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. (1Co 12:7) But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. (1Co 12:8) For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom word of more

  • Stewards Of God�s Grace Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jun 2, 2008
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    Peter summarizes the 4 basic things for a Christian to do (pray, love one another, hospitality, and using our gifts to serve one another).

    Throughout Peter�s letter he has been teaching Christian believers how to live as strangers in this world since we are now citizens of God�s kingdom, heaven. Peter gives God�s wisdom on how we as Christians live in a culture which doesn�t share our values, and is perhaps even opposed to more

  • "X” Marks The Spot

    Contributed by Scott Carroll on Mar 13, 2008


    “X” MARKS THE SPOT 7/12/07 Mark 2:1-12 1 And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the more

  • I've Got What It Takes Series

    Contributed by Bob Lentz on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Investigating the use of Spiritual Gifts

    I’ve Got What It Takes 7-22-07 New Series: The New Me – Pt. 3 1 Cor. 12:7 Intro. How do you think you’d react if you found out this morning that you have super powers? Maybe you could fly, or one of you could become invisible or somebody else was super strong. That more

  • Different Kinds Of Gifts - One Purpose Series

    Contributed by Alex Huggett on Sep 12, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    There are many different types of gifts and all are important. but more important is the purpose of the gifts - building up the body.

    ILL" diversity of cameras (film, digicam, dSLR, phone cameras), all with different purposes but all having one goal - to take pictures. THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF GIFTS Just like there are many different kinds of tools we can use to do many tasks, there are many different kinds of gifts in more

  • In View Of God's Mercy -- We Live!

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Pentecost 15(A) - In view of God’s mercy, we live! We live by discovering and doing God’s will. We live by uncovering and using God’s gifts.

    IN VIEW OF GOD’S MERCY -- WE LIVE! (Outline) September 9, 2007 - PENTECOST 15 - Romans 12:1-8 INTRO: Today’s verses in Romans speak about faithful Christian living. Having faith and living that faith is called sanctification. It is absolutely, positively essential that one know more

  • Master's Key

    Contributed by Samson Musyoki on Sep 23, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Are we worth the authority that God released to the believers? Theres a key to it.

    MASTER KEY MATTHEW 16: 17-22 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven, And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hades will not overcome it. I will give you the more

  • Christmas For Everybody, All Year Long! Series

    Contributed by Daniel Devilder on Oct 12, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    One of the least developed secrets of a thriving healthy church is that if the WHOLE church recognizes and uses their gifts, it will have great impact! God wants to use us, and has specifically designed us to be used for his glory! Part of a series base

    CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYBODY, ALL YEAR LONG! --Love, God 1 Peter 4:10-11 (This was for “Family Sunday” at our church and the sermon, though part of an ongoing series on growing a healthy church, was designed more for the many young children that would be in attendance.) “The last time we had more

  • The Greatest Hindrance And The Greatest Help. Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Nov 15, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Shows the hinderance and helps to Spiritual Gifts.

    Title: The Greatest Hindrance and the Greatest Help. Theme: To show the importance of avoiding the flesh and having love. Text: Gal 5:13-20; 1 Corinthians 13 Greatest Help-Love Greatest Hindrance -Flesh Galatians 5:13 ¶ For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use more