God calls us to obediently serve Him. He will equip us with whatever gifts of the Spirit we need to accomplish the task or tasks He has called us to. Yes, God calls some to be teachers and gives them the gift of teaching, but that does not excuse the person from serving God in other ways as well. Is it beneficial to know what spiritual gift s God has given you? Of The Gift Of God - Lizzy / Jogibs* - The Gift Of God / The Raper (Vinyl), it is.
Is it wrong to focus so much on spiritual gifts that we miss other opportunities to serve The Gift Of God - Lizzy / Jogibs* - The Gift Of God / The Raper (Vinyl) There is no magic formula or spiritual gift test that can tell you what gifts of the Spirit you possess.
What we need to focus on is serving God. Do you see a need in your church? Do what you can to meet it. Is there a position in a ministry that is vacant? Pray as to whether God would have you fill it.
If we seek God's will and obey His leading, He will always equip us with whatever gifts of the Spirit we need. Today, the remembrance of His birth is everywhere marked by an abundance of lights. Even the Jews; festival of Hanukkah, observed concurrently with Christmas, is called by them the "festival of lights.
Our purpose here does not require a comprehensive study of the The Gift Of God - Lizzy / Jogibs* - The Gift Of God / The Raper (Vinyl) theme of giving, but we can at least examine the specific gifts of God that are listed as such in the Scriptures. There are actually eight times when the phrase "gift of God" occurs in the Bible, with the plural "gifts of God" occurring once.
In the Old Testament, the emphasis is on God's material blessings, with the only two references being found in Ecclesiastes. Let no one, therefore, take personal pride in his own abilities or his possessions! They are, in the deepest sense, gifts of God's grace. Spiritual blessings are far more important than physical and material blessings, however, and all six of the New Testament occurrences of this phrase, the "gift of God," emphasize these.
Three of these are translations of the Greek dorea "freewill gift"with three from the Greek charisma "gracious gift" but, for our purposes, the meaning is so nearly the same that they can almost be used interchangeably. These six New Testament gifts of God are listed below in order as we trace them sequentially through the New Testament.
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.
For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
Do not neglect the gift you have, which The Gift Of God - Lizzy / Jogibs* - The Gift Of God / The Raper (Vinyl) given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? Also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to The Gift Of God - Lizzy / Jogibs* - The Gift Of God / The Raper (Vinyl) call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us.
Perhaps the bones Jesus spoke of were in His wrists, pulled apart by the nails and the The Gift Of God - Lizzy / Jogibs* - The Gift Of God / The Raper (Vinyl) of His body hanging on the cross. Most of the pictures of Jesus hanging on the cross show a little blood, but this is not accurate. Jesus must have been bathed in blood from head to toe, hanging naked upon the cross in shame for our sins. The Roman soldiers ripped Jesus beard out, smote Him over the head repeatedly with a rod to drive the crown of sharp thorns into his scalp, He was physically beaten with their fists, stripped naked, spit upon, scourged with a whip and mocked.
Jesus did this for us because He loves us so. Oh, yes my friend, Jesus paid a great price for your salvation. The gift of eternal life which is freely offered to us cost God a great price. The trifle sufferings of this life cannot be compared to the eternal damnation of those who die in their sins without Christ as Savior.
Hell is forever.
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