Mission 6

Posted: May 5, 2016 in Mission
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Welcome and thanks for reading.  Last week we read about the gifts that are given to each person by the
Holy Spirit.  A person can improve in many of these gifts, but the gifts you have been given through the
Holy Spirit are the ones you will be best at and have a passion to perform.

Now the question becomes, how does a person know what his/her giftings are?  Here are some tips.

1)  Observe your desires.  Do you enjoy teaching others about Gods word?  Do you enjoy helping at the
church?  Do you naturally encourage people?  Do you feel compassion and mercy when people are in need? etc.

2)  Prayer is required to allow the Holy Spirit to reveal the gifts he has given you.

3)  Check with your local pastor.  He may know a believer that specializes in the gifts and can give you or your
group a gifts questionnaire.

4)  If you don’t know of a person that specializes in the gifts, I recommend taking the 140 question
“Spiritual Gifts Test” at http://www.kodachrome.org/spiritgift/     It is important to answer these questions as
honestly as possible.  This test is only a starting point.  It is not an absolute.  By looking at your top 3 or 4 results
it may give you an indication of your giftings.

Remember, your gifts may be different than another persons.  Do not be envious of another persons gifts.  We all
make up the body of Christ.

1 Peter 4:10  Each person should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others.

Next week, after you know your natural gifts, does God have a specific way or place that you should use your gifts?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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