Presentation on theme: "How Great Is God’s Love “God has gifted me and He has given me a way to serve Him for His glory”"— Presentation transcript:
1How Great Is God’s Love“God has gifted me and He has given me a way to serve Him for His glory”
2Looking Ahead Sept 2 Children’s Church begins Also new SS curriculum by Answers in Genesis for our grade school classesSept 19 Finishing Strong Seminar with Milo Thompson at Warren CenterSept 23, 30 Guest MissionariesCranes & Mestlers
3How Deep the Father’s Love How deep the Father’s love for us;How vast beyond all measure,That He should give His only SonTo make a wretch His treasure.
4The Father turns His face away Bring many sons to glory. How great the painof searing loss;The Father turns His face awayAs wounds which marthe Chosen OneBring many sons to glory.
5Behold, the Man upon a cross, My sin upon His shoulders. Ashamed, I hearmy mocking voiceCall out among the scoffers.
6It was my sin that held Him there Until it was accomplished. His dying breath hasbrought me life;I know that it is finished.
7I will not boast in anything; No gifts, no pow’r, no wisdom. But I will boast in Jesus Christ,His death and resurrection.
8I cannot give an answer; But this I know with all my heart, Why should I gainfrom His reward?I cannot give an answer;But this I know with all my heart,His wounds have paid my ransom.***
9Sharing His Love v.4-8 The work of Christ is to done in community We are called to do this in a society that is selfishly fixed on pampering itself.Sacrifice and love go hand in hand. In Rom we’ve seen that sacrifice or surrender is -A loving response of devotion to GodA loving ministry of service to the Body
10The proper exercise of our gifts cannot be attained apart from others-oriented love. “God has gifted me and given me a way to serve Him for His glory”
11v.6-8 brief summary of the “gifts” “tools for ministry” ProphecyServiceTeachingExhortationGivingLeadingShowing Mercy
12We are responsible to discern and use our God-given gifts to build up the body. v.9ff provide us with what some practical examples of the gifts will look like
13How can I know what my gifts are? 1. Present yourself to God as a living sacrifice Rom 12:1-22. Know that you’re gifted Rom 12:3-53. Pray for wisdom Jas 1.54. Examine your heart’s desires Ps 37:45. See what others commend you for Acts 6:1-66. Review where God seems to bless your ministry Acts 14:277. Serve with your whole heart 1 Chron 28:98. Cultivate your gifts as they become obvious to you 1 Peter 4:10-11
14The proper exercise of our gifts cannot be attained apart from others-oriented love. “God has gifted me and given me a way to serve Him for His glory”