1 Peter 4:1-11 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered with the flesh has finished with sin), so as to live for the rest of your earthly life no longer by human desire but by the will of God. You have already spent enough time doing what the Gentiles like to do, living licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, rebels, carousing, and lawless idolatry. 1 Peter 4:1-11 They are surprised that you no longer join them in the same excess of dissipation, and so they blasphemy. But they will have to give an accounting to him who stands ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is the reason the Gospel is proclaimed even to the dead, so that, though they have been judged in the flesh, as everyone is judged, they might live in the spirit as God does. The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for your prayers. 1 Peter 4:1-11 Above all, maintain constant love for another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospital to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belongs the glory and power forever and ever. Amen. How Familiar is This? • We are a fellowship of Christians joined together to praise and worship God according to the teachings of the Bible. • We are called to nurture and encourage each other in spiritual growth. • Our commitment is to glorify God’s presence in the world through service and mission. The Gifts Basket of the Holy Spirit • Manifestation Gifts – 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 – “anerosis” manifestations – Working of the Holy Spirit through a believer. – Cannot dictate or predict • Ministry Gifts – Ephesians 4:11 – “didami” – given to – Functions not possessions given to persons to be equippers for the rest of the Body of Christ The Gifts Basket of the Holy Spirit • Motivational Gifts – Romans 12:6-8 – “Carisma” – Gift given freely and graciously – Given to all to nurture and encourage each other in ministry. To Nurture and Encourage Each Other Copyright 2011 Stacey Elliot and Christianity Today International/BuildingChurchLeaders.com. Used with permission. Motivational Gifts Perceiver Compassion Person Server Administrator Teacher Giver Exhorter • • • • • • • Perceiver Server Teacher Exhorter Giver Administrator Compassion Person Motivation Gifts Perceiver Compassion Person Server Teacher Administrator • • • • • • • Perceiver – 12% Server – 17% Teacher - 6% Exhorter – 16% Giver – 6% Administrator – 13% Compassion Person – 30% Exhorter Giver *Based on research of 1000 people over a 10 year period representing over 100 groups of various states, provinces and countries by Don and Katie Fortune. How Do I Know MY Gifts? ? • Listening to the brief descriptions: – What sounded like you? – What excites you in ministry? – If you could do anything for Christ, what would you do? The Reformed Church’s Mission • We are a fellowship of Christians joined together to praise and worship God according to the teachings of the Bible. • We are called to nurture and encourage each other in spiritual growth. • Our commitment is to glorify God’s presence in the world through service and mission.