USE YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT
Do you know your spiritual gift? Are you using your spiritual gift? Your gift holds the power and purpose of God for you to bless others.
Notes And Next Steps
Romans 12:6-8 + Part 2 of the series “SHAPE"
God gives you special abilities the Bible calls spiritual gifts. These are not the gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3), not the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23), not natural abilities (Exodus 31:1-6), and not general Christian responsibilities (1 John 5:3).
Spiritual gifts are special abilities given by the Holy Spirit to all believers, equipping them to serve and strengthen the church (body of Christ). Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4. Speaking gifts. Serving gifts. Sign gifts.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. (Romans 12:6)
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought. (Romans 12:3)
[Use your gift] in accordance with your faith. (Romans 12:6)
Do you know your spiritual gift? Are you using your spiritual gift?
1. Explore all of the spiritual gifts
2. Experiment with some gifts that might be yours
3. Examine how these gifts fit you
4. Evaluate how they help you serve and bless others most effectively
5. Expect affirmation from other Christians
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)
DISCUSS IN YOUR GROUP
- Agree or Disagree—Parents should give vehicles as gifts to their teenage children.
- Reflect on Sunday’s message. What new insight do you appreciate about spiritual gifts? How could it help you live a more fulfilling life?
- Find the spiritual gifts listed in the Bible (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10,28; Ephesians 4:11). Work as a group to classify them as speaking, serving or sign gifts.
- How does the gift of evangelism serve and strengthen the church, if its audience is people outside the church or the faith?
- Share with the group a spiritual gift that you think you might have.