Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spiritual Gifts- Part 2

This week at Wednesday Night Worship we wrapped up a series on Spiritual Gifts that spanned over Sunday School and Wednesday Night Worship for a couple of weeks.  We began the night with a brief recap and I handed out to everyone their spiritual gift inventory that they began the previous Wednesday night.  We spent some time completing them and/or time in prayer.  When we joined back together we looked at Psalm 67:1-7.  This psalm of worship makes the plea that God would be made known throughout the earth.  We were created to bring God honor in all that we do.  We bring Him honor in making Him known as we allow Him to work through our spiritual gifts.  I spent some time giving descriptions of each spiritual gift and how they are used in the body.

I closed by challenging the students with this thought:  "God blesses us to be an abundant blessing to others."  I asked the students to consider who in their life introduced them to Jesus.  It could have been a parent, grandparent, friend, pastor, teacher, etc.  I asked them to consider where they would be without that person introducing and pointing them to Jesus.  If we are all-in for the kingdom of God then we are to also point others to Jesus by using our spiritual gifts.  We spent time in prayer searching our hearts, asking the question if we are all-in and ready to be used by God.  After a few minutes I read Jeremiah 1:6-8 and we sang a worship set of "Oceans" (Hillsong United) and "Forever Reign" (Hillsong).

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