The Morgan Church Devotional

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

sermon outline 07-10-20

Using our Gifts Pt 2

God gives every believer a gift
(12 Corinthians 7:7)
Your gift is meant to benefit other people
(1 Corinthians 12:7)
One gift isn’t more important than other gifts

Not using our gift leads to a breakdown in our relationship with God (see Eph 2:10)
Why?

You must discover your gift

Prayer—ask God (1 Corinthians 12:31)
Reason—consider likes/dislikes, abilities etc
Education—study Scripture & take the survey

3 reasons people don’t use their gift

1. They think they don’t have one
(or that it’s not good enough)
Moses’ problem
Resolve: Read Exodus 3 & 4
God answers our excuses

2. They don’t recognize their gift as spiritual
The Corinthian church’s problem
Resolve: Read 1 Corinthians 12 & 13
God uses those who practice love

3. They are afraid to fail
Resolve: Read Matthew 14
God covers our faults

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