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1 Managing Your Talents I Peter 4:7-11 Dr. Cynthia L. Hale September 27, 2011

2 We were created by design. Psalm 139-13-18

3 We were created with natural talents.

4 God has given all of us the ability to do certain things well. Romans 12:6 TEV

5 What you are is God’s gift to you; what you do with yourself is your gift to God. Danish Proverb

6 Your talents/gifts make you distinctive!

7 A man or woman’s gifts will make room for him/her and take him or her before great people. Proverbs 18:16 KJV

8 Do you see a man or woman skilled in his or her work? She will serve before Kings/Queens. He/she will not serve before obscure people. Proverbs 22:29

9  What natural talents do you possess?  What are you currently doing with your natural talents?  Where are you using them?  Who is benefiting from your natural talents or gifts? In what way?

10 Are you using your natural talent to glorify God?

11 Natural talents are to be recognized, managed, and used for God’s glory. I Corinthians 10:31

12 We have spiritual gifts.

13 Everyone in the body of Christ is gifted.

14 Each one should use whatever gift he or she has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

15 Spiritual gifts are from God- I Corinthians 12:4-6

16 There are a variety of gifts-  Romans 12:6-8  I Corinthians 12:7-11  Ephesians 4:7-13

17 There are the Special gifts: Ephesians 4:11-13 Leadership Gifts Prophets I Corinthians 14:3

18 Apostle Ephesians 2:19

19 Evangelists All of us are called to be evangelists.

20 Related to the gift of evangelism is the gift of Missions.

21 Pastors I Peter 5:1-3

22 Teachers Acts 18:24-28 Aquila and Priscilla with Apollos

23 Speaking Gifts Exhortation-Exhorters are encouragers! Acts 14:22 Hebrews 10:25

24 Word of Knowledge Col. 2:2-3

25 Word of Wisdom Acts 6:3,10 James 1:5-6 II Peter 3:15-16

26 Serving Gifts Administration Acts 6:1-7

27 Leadership Hebrews 13:7ff

28 Giving II Corinthians 8:1-2 Mark 12:41-44

29 Discerning Spirits Acts 5:1-10 Hebrews 5:14 I John 4:1

30 Faith Ephesians 2:8,9 Hebrews 11:6 Romans 4:18

31 Romans 8:31 If God be for us who can be against us.

32 Showing Mercy Luke 10:3-35

33 Helps Romans 16:1-2 Acts 9:36 Luke 8:2-3

34 Serving Acts 6:1-7

35 Hospitality Music Arts and Crafts Exodus 31:3-11

36 Sign Gifts Tongues I Corinthians 14:28 Interpretation of Tongues I Corinthians 14:27-28

37 Miracles Mark 11:23-24

38 Healing James 5:14-16

39 The gifts are given for the common good- I Corinthians 12:7

40 The gifts are tools not toys- Ephesians 4:7-16

41 A spiritual gift is a special attribute given by the Holy Spirit to every member of the Body of Christ according to God’s grace, for use within the context of the Body.

42 Gifted members are placed in the body according to God’s design- I Corinthians 12:8

43 Every gift and gifted person is important- I Corinthians 12:14-26

44 Each one of us will be accountable to God for the use of our gifts- I Corinthians 4:2

45 If we are going to be faithful in the exercise of our gifts, we must: 1. Discover our Gifts 2. Develop our Gifts 3. Deploy our Gifts 4. Duplicate our Gifts Excel at what you do well!

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