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Part II: The Gifts of a Servant by Pastor Reinaldo A. Z. García Sunday, January 20, 2013.

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1 Part II: The Gifts of a Servant by Pastor Reinaldo A. Z. García Sunday, January 20, 2013

2 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant Introduction

3 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant Introduction …ideally we want to put round pegs into round holes; …now & then, however, we have to force a square peg into a round hole.

4 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Parable of the Talents

5 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Parable of the Talents 14 “For it [i.e., the kingdom of heaven] is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. 16 Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. 17 In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. 18 But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

6 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Parable of the Talents 19 “Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. 20 The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 “Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were

7 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Parable of the Talents faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 “And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ 26 “But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed. 27 Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my

8 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Parable of the Talents arrival I would have received my money back with interest. 28 Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’ 29 “For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. 30 Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew )

9 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Six principles on spiritual gifts found in the Parable of the Talents (Matthew ). Spiritual gifts are… 1.Just that—_____; 2.Distributed to ____ servants in the kingdom; 3.Granted in accordance to a servant’s particular ________; 4.Intended to be further ___________; 5.Used to _________ the kingdom and bring ______ to _____; and 6.The basis (as applied) of a servant’s _________ _________—or not. gifts all ability developed expand glory God eternal rewards

10 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant “ If you follow the parable, the one talent guy only had to give it to a bank for investment. He did not even have to do great things with the talent. Our salvation is not dependent on doing great things. Great things have been done for us and to us. ” (Father Ernesto Obregón)

11 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Important considerations with regards things such as talents, abilities, skills, personality, character and their relationship to spiritual gifts: 1.Natural talents, abilities, aptitudes, and skills are not the same thing as spiritual gifts, but they often help identify them. 2. Character, attitude, and heart do not determine spiritual gifts but they do affect their effectiveness. 3. Personality seldom correlates with particular spiritual gifts. 4. Affections, interests and desires may or may not correlate to particular spiritual gifts.

12 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Exhaustive list of spiritual gifts:

13 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Six other principles on spiritual gifts found elsewhere in Scripture: 1.Different spiritual gifts come from the same _______ (1 Cor ); 2.All spiritual gifts are equally __________ (1 Cor ); 3.No servant __________ all of the spiritual gifts (1 Cor ); 4. Spiritual gifts are for the _____________ of the body (Eph ); Spirit essential possesses edification

14 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant The Gifts of a Servant Six other principles on spiritual gifts found elsewhere in Scripture: 5.It is good to desire more spiritual gifts, especially to __________ (1 Cor ; 1 Cor. 14.5); and 6.The greatest spiritual gifts are ______, ______, ______ and _____; these gifts are granted to all servants (1 Cor ; Eph. 2.8). prophesy grace faith hope love

15 Being Servants of Christ, Message on Biblical Servanthood - Part II: The Gifts of a Servant Closing Thoughts Discover & exercise our spiritual gifts with an end to believing, obeying & fulfilling these verses:  “...love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul …might” and “…your neighbor as yourself” (Deuteronomy 6.5 & Leviticus 19.18);  “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples” (John 15.8);  “…equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4.12); and  …being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4.3).


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