Spiritual Gifts: God’s Grace To Believers For The Edification Of The Church – Part 7

Spiritual Gifts: God’s Grace To Believers For The Edification Of The Church – Part 7

Romans 12:3-8

You have a gift and the church needs you to use it
Colossians 3:12-17, Ephesians 4:16
Your commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ is directly tied to your involvement in the local church

Four principles related to  the giving of spiritual gifts
Part 1  –  The Attitude of spiritual gifts – Vs. 3                                            Part 4 – Why I am a Cessationist – Part 1
Part 2 –   The Diversity of spiritual gifts – Vs. 4-5                                      Part 5 – Why I am a Cessationist – Part 2
Part 3 –   The Practice of the spiritual gifts – Vs. 6
Last Week:  Explanation of the gifts
Part 6 – 1.  Prophecy

This week:
2.  Service – Vs. 7
            Same as ‘helps’ in 1 Corinthians 12:28
.             Demonstrated in Acts 6:1-4
3.  Teaching – Vs. 7
.             The ability to expound on the Word so that listeners have a better understanding
.             .             Fathers – Ephesians 6:4, Older Women – Titus 2:3-4, Everyone – Colossians 3:16
.             .             Pastors – 1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:9, 2 Timothy 2:2
4.  Exhortation – Vs. 8
.             Coming alongside believers to comfort and confront and move toward holiness
.             .             Negative – Warning, rebuke, admonishing – Proverbs 27:6
.             .             Positive – Uplifting, edifying, empathizing
5.  Giving – Vs. 8 – With liberality, joyfulness
6.  Leading (Administration) – Vs. 8 – 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 1 Timothy 5:17
7.  Mercy – Vs. 8 – With  cheerfulness