Gifted: DISCOVERING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT
1. TAKE THE TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR GIFT
2. MOVE IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR GIFT
Through ONGOING MINISTRY
Through SHORT-TERM project
Through SPONTANEOUS situations
3. LEARN TO DEPEND ON GOD WITH YOUR GIFT
The phrase “oracles of God” in 1 Peter 4:11 does not suggest that everything a preacher or teacher says today is God’s truth, because human speakers are fallible. In the early church, there
A father watched through the kitchen window as his small son attempted to lift a large stone out of his sandbox. The boy couldn’t get enough leverage to lift the rock over the side. Finally, he gave up and sat on the edge of the sandbox with his head in his hands.
“What’s wrong, Son? Can’t you lift that rock out?” the dad asked.
“No, sir,” the boy said, “I can’t do it.”
“Have you used all the strength that’s available to you?” the father asked.
“Yes, sir,” the boy replied.
“No, you haven’t,” the father said. “You haven’t asked me to help you.”
—Bob Russell, Louisville, Kentucky