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Sunday, February 03, 2019

Life in the Spirit

Life in the Spirit #5
Duration:38 mins 36 secs
Life in the Spirit #5

1. Experiencing the Spirit in our Giftings. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
  • If you are a baptized believer, you have a pnematika (GIFT) – Romans 12:4-8
How Do I discover what Gift God has Given Me?
1. A Spiritual gift gives and unusual effectiveness in a responsibility given to all believers.
2. We discover our spiritual gifts as we actively pursue those responsibilities.
3. A Spiritual gift usually reveals itself in connection with what we are passionate about, what we are good at, and the affirmation of others.
    • God often takes a natural talent and supercharges it for his purposes.
4. Spiritual giftings arise out of unique ways God has written our life stories.
    • Acts 26:26; 2 Corinthians 1:4
5. The Spirit of God works in our (so-called) secular vocations.

2. Experiencing the Spirit in the Church.
Prophecy takes two primary forms...preaching and words of wisdom and knowledge.
PREACHING – 1 Corinthians 14:20-25
1. He is convicted by all.
2. He is Judged (called to account) by all.
3. The secrets of his heart are disclosed.
4. He falls on his face and worships God.
5. He declares...God is really among you.

Words of WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE – 1 Corinthians 12:8
  1. God used and continues to use his church to speak wisdom into your life.
  2. God places information into the mouths of one of his children, giving specific insights into what is going on in someone's heart.
What About Scripture? Scripture is a class of revelation set apart.

Rules for Giving and Receiving...
  1. Never claim the authority of God on your words.
  2. Prophetic speech is strongest when tied to scripture.
  3. Prophetic speech has a purpose...building up the church and guiding the mission.
  1. It is okay to be skeptical.
  2. Ask does this contradict what God said in Scripture.
  3. Ask does the word line up with what I know God is doing in my life.
  4. Does this word glorify God or the one giving it?
A New Testament Church Service contains 3 Things...
  1. The Word of God.
  2. The people of God.
  3. The Spirit of God.


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