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1 Understanding the Relationship between Faith, Grace and Spiritual Gifts Turn to: Romans 12:3-8

2 Last Week Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think ; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think ; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

3 Last Week: Two Common Errors Self-Evaluation 1.To think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think.

4 Two Common Errors Self-Evaluation 1.To think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think. 2.To think of ourselves lower than we ought to think. – This would be a self-worth that does NOT consider the gifts, talents and abilities God has granted the believer in Christ Jesus

5 Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

6 Soberly Earnest, thoughtful character Earnest, thoughtful character marked by temperance, moderation, or seriousness marked by temperance, moderation, or seriousness sensible sensible showing no excessive or extreme qualities showing no excessive or extreme qualities This is where I get NOT too high or NOT too low

7 Our Focus What is the relationship between grace, faith and spiritual gifts?

8 Romans 12:3 & 6 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt [given] to every man the measure of faith. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt [given] to every man the measure of faith. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us,

9 Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members [parts] in one [human] body, and all members [parts have not the same office [function]: For as we have many members [parts] in one [human] body, and all members [parts have not the same office [function]: So we [BBC], being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. So we [BBC], being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

10 Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, “gifts” Charismata “Grace” Charis Grace-Gifts

11 Spiritual Gifts Romans 12:6–8 Romans 12:6–8 1 Corinthians 12:8–10 and 28–30 1 Corinthians 12:8–10 and 28–30 Ephesians 4:11 Ephesians 4:11 1 Peter 4: Peter 4: Spiritual Gifts

12 Born Natural Abilities Born-Again Spiritual Gifts

13 Application Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, What are your gifts?

14 Romans 12:6a Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, Believers are given grace-gifts according to a measure of faith.

15 Conduit for Grace Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Gifts – Grace Gifts Sign Sign Speaking Speaking Serving Serving

16 Purpose of the Gifts Spiritual gifts are a way whereby God gives grace to the members of the body of Christ Spiritual gifts are a way whereby God gives grace to the members of the body of Christ In so much as Christ is the perfect embodiment of grace and truth; spiritual gifts are a way of manifesting Christ to others In so much as Christ is the perfect embodiment of grace and truth; spiritual gifts are a way of manifesting Christ to others John 1:14

17 Please Turn to 1 Peter 4:10-11

18 1 Peter 4:10 As every man [believer] hath received the [a] gift, As every man [believer] hath received the [a] gift, even so minister [serve] the same one to another, even so minister [serve] the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. charisma

19 1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister [serve], let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: if any man minister [serve], let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: God given faith, grace and gifting

20 Grace Grace is NOT limited to salvation. Grace is NOT limited to salvation. Grace is God’s disposition to exercise goodwill toward the redeemed of the Lord. Grace is God’s disposition to exercise goodwill toward the redeemed of the Lord. Grace is supernatural Grace is supernatural – The natural man has NO idea what grace is – He cannot comprehend grace

21 Question Who dispenses Grace? The Spirit of Grace. Hebrews 10:29

22 Question What can you compare the Holy Spirit’s to? Answer John 3

23 God’s Grace Gives the body of Christ people w/ these gifts: Gives the body of Christ people w/ these gifts: – Prophecy – Service – Teaching – Exhortation – Generosity – Administration (leadership) – Mercy

24 Romans 12:6b-7 whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; 1 Peter 4:11a

25 Romans 12:6b-7 Or ministry [diakonia], let us wait on our ministering: Or ministry [diakonia], let us wait on our ministering: – Serving – Helps

26 Romans 12:6b-7 or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that teacheth, on teaching; – Corporate – Class – Small Group – Student – Children – One on One

27 Faith is the Root and Trait of Spiritual Gifts Faith is what moves natural teaching from “teaching” that is a spiritual gift.

28 Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: – Come alongside – Encouragement – Urge Strongly – Language intended to incite and encourage

29 Romans 12:8 he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; – Simplicity Sincere dedication to Christ Sincere dedication to Christ By faith in a generous way By faith in a generous way Any other motive means Christ may be not be honored Any other motive means Christ may be not be honored

30 Romans 12:8 he that ruleth, with diligence; he that ruleth, with diligence; – Leadership – Administration This is a body without direction, goals and vision.

31 Romans 12:8 he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. – Showing Compassion – Showing Pity – Showing Empathy Acts of mercy, kindness and compassion Acts of mercy, kindness and compassion

32 Romans 12:8 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

33 Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Faith is a gift from God to all who believe.

34 Question What do I do if I don’t think I have enough faith to exercise my spiritual gift?

35 Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. Follow the Disciples Example—Ask for More!

36 By Faith I believe… There is a God There is a God His Son is Jesus Christ His Son is Jesus Christ The Bible is the Word of God The Bible is the Word of God I have been given a spiritual gift I have been given a spiritual gift This gift can be used to dispense GRACE to those who need GRACE This gift can be used to dispense GRACE to those who need GRACE

37 Faith Faith is what moves any Spirit- filled, Spirit-led action to conduit of grace.

38 Application Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, What are your gifts?

39 Gifts Prophecy Service Teaching Exhortation Generosity Administration (leadership) Mercy

40 Application How are you committed to using that gift in the body of Christ?


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