Lead Pastor Gaylon Clark brings the last sermon of the series titled “Spiritually Gifted”. None of us are spiritually ordinary. We all have gifts. A spiritual gift is a higher level of competency in some area of spiritual responsibility. The God Inside, the Holy Spirit, has gifted you and will empower and guide you when you bring your gifts to the court.
Small Group Questions
Read Romans 12:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 then answer the following questions.
1. When did you sense God speaking to you most during the sermon?
2. What are your spiritual gifts and how are you currently using them? What are your stronger spiritual gifts? Are you using these gifts in non-church settings for the good of others also? Explain.
3. Read 2 Timothy 1:6. Paul speaks of Timothy‘s gift as a flame that needed to be fanned or stirred up. How do we fan the flame of our gifts ensuring it gets larger, spreads farther, and is not snuffed out?
4. Do you feel closer to God when using your spiritual gifts? Explain.
5. Discuss some reasons we neglect using our gifts.
a. Read Matthew 16:24-25. What role does self-denial play in the use of our gifts? Explain.
b. Read Matthew 6:33. How does overcoming worry about our financial well-being relate to the use of our spiritual gifts? Explain.
6. Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-7. The Corinthians were using their spiritual gifts without love for those they were serving. Many don’t know this, but this great passage on love is an exhortation by Paul to use our spiritual gifts in love. Why is it so important to use our spiritual gifts out of love? Do you think we will serve faithfully without love for those we are serving? Impartially? Do you think serving will quickly become a burden without love? Explain.