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  • Diversity

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Mar 28, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    In the body there is a diversity of gifts. There is a tendency among Christians for some people to magnify the "sensational" gifts. Some believers feel very guilty because they possess gifts that do not put them in the limelight. It is this attitude that

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: You may remember a few years ago when Snoopy, the lovable beagle in the Peanuts cartoon, had his left leg broken. Hundreds wrote letters to Snoopy or sent sympathy cards. Snoopy himself philosophized about his plight one day while perched on top of his doghouse and more

  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher - Serving Series

    Contributed by Michael Norman on Mar 28, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    Should everybody be serving in the church or is it just for paid pastors?

    Intro – Week 3 of “In the army now” series. Weve looked at: • 1 – Enlistment: Being a full-time soldier • 2 – Equipment: What weapons and defenses we have in our armoury • This week: Development. • Defined as: “Stage of growth or advancement” • You see, everybody who is recruited into the army more

  • Spiritual Gifts

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Mar 28, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    For a third time, Paul stresses the fact that God, not man, assigned the gifts (vv. 18, 24, 28). God gives to each person and each congregation just the gifts it needs when they are needed. No individual believer possesses all the spiritual gifts. Each be

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: This story was related by Donald Grey Barnhouse. Several years ago, two students graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The highest ranking student in the class was a blind man named Overton and, when he received his honor, he insisted that half the credit more

  • Part 2 - Dividing To Every Man Series

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Apr 8, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Part 2 of our Spiritual Gifts Series will focus on every Christian having a Spiritual Gifts from God, and that gift was determined and given by God to fit the needs of the body of Christ.

    Spiritual Gifts Series Part 2 – “Dividing to Every Man” Rev. Bruce A. Shields – First Baptist Church Tawas City Michigan I would like to welcome you to the First Baptist Church of Tawas City, we are very glad you are here today. If you are visiting, please fill out more

  • What Have You Got?

    Contributed by Glen Madden on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 135 ratings

    Using what God has already given you through Jesus.

    Title: What have you got? Glen B Madden Ref: Acts 3:1-10 I. INTRODUCTION Have you ever felt that your prayers bounce off the ceiling? „« Crisis hits what’s your reaction? „« Look back at times when you felt good? Acts 3:1-10 Jesus often visited the temple in His time on more

  • God Gives Good Gifts (From Above)

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Sep 16, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Pentecost 16(B) - Our God graciously gives goods gifts from above which include ears to hear, minds to think, and lives of action.

    OUR GOD GIVES GOOD GIFTS (FROM ABOVE) James 1:17-27 - September 4, 2005 - Pentecost 16 Dearest Fellow-Redeemed and Saints in the Lord: About eight months ago in a country far, far away, half way around the world, we heard about the disastrous tsunami. We probably did not think more

  • Part 5 - Teaching, Leadership And Exhortation Series

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on May 23, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Part 5 of our Spiritual Gift Series examines the gift of Teaching, leadership and exhortation.

    Spiritual Gifts Series Part 5 – Teaching, Leadership and Exhortation Rev. Bruce A. Shields First Baptist Church of Tawas City Michigan WELCOME We’re continuing our series on the Spiritual Gifts this week. We’ve already looked at some of the Spiritual Gifts listed in more

  • Gifts

    Contributed by Ervin Kimrey on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    This sermon gives a better understanding of spiritual gifts. How and why are they given and to who. With God’s help we can discover, develop, and deploy our gifts.

    GIFTS 1 Cor. 12 1-11 I. GIFTS ARE GIFTS, NOT REWARDS A. They are not the result of holiness B. The church at Corinth, notoriously unholy, but abounded in gifts (1 Cor.1:7) C. Gifts are dispensed by the Holy Spirit “as He wills” (1 Cor. 12:11b) II. EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS GIFTS (Eph. more

  • God Is Still Giving Gifts Today

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    The best gifts in life are for the asking, but they cost God his Son to give them to you.

    GOD IS STILL GIVING GIFTS TODAY John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave: Eyes to Bartamais Healing to the lady with the issue of blood Food to the hungry Deliverance to the Gaderian Hearing to the deaf Life back to the dead Salvation to Zachious, the woman at the well, more

  • Move Life From Whatever To Wherever

    Contributed by Richard Burkey on Jun 7, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    1 Peter is written to Christians who suffer for their faith, yet have discovered a living hope that overcomes the whatEver attitude of our day to the I will go wherever God takes me.

    Move Life from Whatever to Wherever 1 Peter 1:3-9 (New International Version) 3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an more

  • The Gift Of Miracles Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 29, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    A message on the spiritual gift of miracles (3 of 4)

    THE GIFT OF MIRACLES 1 Corinthians 12:10 INTRO: You may have heard the story about a mule named Old Red. One day a visitor at the farm watched as the farmer hitched Old Red to the plow and hollered, “Giddy-up!” But Old Red didn’t move a muscle. Again the farmer hollered, but still the mule more

  • Move Spiritual Gifts From Stress To Strengths

    Contributed by Richard Burkey on Jun 8, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Every day offers an opportunity to serve and to make a difference for God when I move my spiritual gifts from stress to strengths.

    Move Spiritual Gifts from Stress to Strengths 1 Peter 4:10-11 (New International Version) 10Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the more

  • Part 9 - Helps And Administration Series

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Jun 28, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    This is the last installment of the Spiritual Gifts Series where we wrap up the gifts with Helps and Administration.

    Spiritual Gifts Series Part 9 – Helps and Administration First Baptist Church of Tawas City Michigan Rev. Bruce A. Shields Welcome to the First Baptist Church of Tawas City. If you are visiting today, please be sure to fill out a visitor card and leave it in the pew more

  • Wow...presents!! And It's Not Even Christmas! Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Jul 20, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    We often give presents to people we love. God is no exception. He gives us gifts. First and foremost is the gift of His grace. He also gives other gifts.

    Title: Wow! Presents!! And it’s not even Christmas!! Text: Ephesians 4:7-11 Author: Larry C. Brincefield Author’s Website: Introduction 1. People love to get presents!! • Birthdays…Christmas…Valentines… • All great opportunities to get presents!! • Some kids get more

  • Gift Empowered Ministry Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jan 20, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    This sermon continues our look at Spiritual gifts and their value to the church

    GIFT EMPOWERED MINISTRY Defining Our Ministry through Our Giftedness Part 2 INTRODUCTION: We want to pick up our lesson by continuing to define the Spiritual Gifts God has given us for our use in order to accomplish his purposes. You will remember that Spiritual Gifts are all about God, and more