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Summary: Americans struggle with who they are. If they would only listen to God and see who He has made them to be.

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Who are you? Who has God made you to be?

Spiritual Gift assessment

Identity crises – mid-life crises – my own identity crisis

- James Dobson – Straight Talk

God has made you – we are the crown of God’s creation – very good

Sin spoiled but 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation

1 Corinthians 12:12-20 – What is Paul getting at?

– multifarious gifts

- can’t exclude yourself or think that your gifts are not important

– everyone is important – use your gifts

– when you don’t it is like a body without a nose or an eye or a hand – it doesn’t work like it is supposed to

1 Corinthians 12:21-24 – What is Paul getting at here?

– We, on the other hand, can’t look down on others for their unique gifts which we don’t necessarily appreciate.

- No, he goes farther and says that those who have unique gifts should be exalted

- Porn pastors – when we have issues with others shows our own inadequacies

1 Corinthians 12:25-26 – What is Paul getting at here?

– We all need each other – Prof Schumacher – missionary in Africa – They had a saying “We are, therefore, I am”

– We are connected – symbiosis

Star Wars I - symbiotic relationship

Changing Lanes

Recovering Inactive Members – 1 – Connect with people, 2 – Given responsibility

- You are most important people in making that happen

Importane of Small Groups

Love – 1 Corinthians 13

A Beautiful Mind - the end of the movie - Russel Crowe’s character gives a great speech about love - what he says about his wife’s love we can reinterpret to talk about God’s love for us

So who are you

-Person created by God

-Entrusted with special gifts that God wants you to use

-Person dearly loved by God and by the other members of His family


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