Friday, December 5, 2008

Spiritual Gifts

This week we discussed 1 Corinthians 12-13 in class. Next week we'll be talking about 1 Corinthians 14. These three chapters deal with the issue of spiritual gifts in the life of the church...yes, even 1 Corinthians 13, the "love chapter"! Here is a quick rundown of what we talked about last week: Spiritual gifts are given by God to use for the benefit of the body of Christ and the motivation for the use of spiritual gifts should always be love.

However, we also talked quite a bit about how to determine the spiritual gifts God has given us. We admitted that spiritual gift inventories, while helpful in some ways, are not the best way of figuring out how God wants to use us in the church. Instead, a better way might be to simply start serving the church in whatever ways that we can and God will show us what our gifting is.

So what do you think about that? Is going and doing a good way of determining your gift(s)? What are yours, at least as you see them now, and how did you determine that?

See you guys Sunday!

Grace and peace

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