Saturday, December 3, 2016

Gifts That Changed the World - Associate Pastor Brad Stevens (11.27.2016)

1 Corinthians 12:1-11/31 (KJV)
12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

"Jesus Christ offers help to the helpless and hope to the hopeless."

"God did not design the church to be like the world."

"We need to stir up the gift of God that is in us or what good is it?"

"We need to let the word of God come alive in our lives and seek God's approval and earnestly desire the Holy Ghost. We need to be a people who desire to be used in Spiritual gifts!"

"Real change happens when the gifts are in operation"

-- Brad Stevens

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