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Discovering your Gifts and your fit in the Body of Christ

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Discovering your Gifts and your fit in the Body of Christ

Written by Super User. Posted in Home group lessons

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(Each of the biblical references below will highlight the verses in question.)

There are four categories of Spiritual "Things" - [1 cor 12:1-7]

  • Gifts - [romans 12:6-8]
  • Ministries [eph 4:11]
  • Effects
  • Manifestations [1 cor 12:8-10]

9 Spiritual Gifts [1 cor 12:1] 

Cautions about spiritual gifts [gal 5:22-23]

The purpose of spiritual gifts 

  • Glorify God in His church: [1 Peter 4:10-11]
  • Build up the body of Christ: [Eph 4:12]
  • Promote unity of the body: [Eph 4:13]
  • Develop maturity of the body: [Eph 4:14]
  • Promote growth of the body: [Eph 4:16]
  • Promote the common good for all: [1 Cor 12:7]
  • Moving in our spiritual gifts requires a DEDICATION to service, stirred by love, in order to meet each other’s needs or provide solutions joyfully

From Childhood to maturity

  • Interdependance
  • Independance
  • Dependance

Basic facts about gifts

  • No one receives all gifts [1 Cor 12:28]
  • No single gift is given to everyone [1 Cor 12:29]
  • Lack of love renders a gift ineffective [1 Cor 13:1-3]
  • Faithfully use the gift [1 Tim 4:14, 1 Cor 4:2]
  • Using my gift will cause me and the church to grow [Ephesians 4:16]


  • Discover your S.H.A.P.E. Assess your gifts and abilities. What are you good at? [Romans 12:3] Where have you seen fruit in your life? Ask your mentor, peers or family for a realistic answer and not flattery. Pray
  • Smart Talented Unique Person In Demand
  • Consider your personal style and your personality
  • Examine your experiences and extract the lessons you have learned. [Galatians 3:4]
  • Accept and enjoy your Shape, and yield it to God [Romans 9:20-21] Recognise your limitations, but focus on the end result, be fruitful in every good work, in order to be a joint that supplies